Was bitten by something a couple of days ago when driving, I got 6 bites and still stinging and itchy with welts still there. Would love to know what type of creams or anything I can put onto the bite area? I think it may have been a wasp?


Posted by kjgarner, 17th November 2015


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  • My suggestion is savlon. I love it.



  • Stingose!



  • Highly recommend Stop Itch – we only use that brand and it’s great!



  • calamine is good and also stingoes. it is so easy to use, you just spray it onto the bite and it will take the itch out



  • My dad used stingoes for his bites and slowly working as well



  • Generally i use stingoes. Works great. Or one of those sports injury creams that are cold or ‘freeze’. Ive found these cool the area taking away the itch.



  • Thank you for all your answers, have 6 scars where the bites were but on the mend now :)



  • I use calamine lotion on bites in our house, it does relieve the pain from most bites



  • I have a book that suggests putting salt on the sting/bite area and then following that up with a coating of vegetable oil and a bandage – I personally have never tried it but just found it today as I was looking for a remedy for my 4 year old who has large mozzie bites that she is allergic too :( – Good luck and i hope you find/found some relief



  • I generally use Stingo on bites but if the pain doesn’t go within a day or two I would be going to the doctor or chemist for advice



  • When in doubt go the doctor.



  • My hubby got bitten on the back of the neck and it formed a hard lump 2 days ago . I sent him to the doctor and they thought it could have been a white tailed spider bite. Hubby said no probably not as it happened out in the wide open spaces not near a shed or plants etc. He was give antibiotics in case of an infection. anyway the lump has gone now and all is ok. they now think it may have been a wasp.



  • Thank you Mom 166154 bought some calamine lotion and it does give relief :)



  • I’d go speak to your local pharmacist as you may need steroid or anti-histamine cream in case you had a reaction to it



  • I have found Amal Chemists antiseptic cram for stings and bites excellent – we now buy this over mainstream brands – and its cheaper too. We keep all such creams in the fridge – much more soothing when first applied. Sounds like you might need and antihistamine as well.


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