Randomized Controlled Trial of Topical Aspirin in the Treatment of Bee and Wasp Stings

  title={Randomized Controlled Trial of Topical Aspirin in the Treatment of Bee and Wasp Stings},
  author={Corrine R. Balit and Geoffrey K. Isbister and Nicholas A Buckley},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={801 - 808}
Abstract Background: The New South Wales Poisons Information Centre (NSW PIC) has been recommending the use of topical aspirin paste for bee and wasp stings since the early 1980s. Anecdotal evidence from calls suggested it was effective in reducing the swelling and duration of pain, but a literature search found no evidence to support this. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of advice given by a PIC to apply topical aspirin for the treatment of bee and wasp… 

Topical anti‐itch therapy

Topical anti‐itch preparations can be recommended not only for treatment of localized pruritus, but also for therapy of generalizedPruritus when general measures are not effective, systemic drugs are contraindicated, and/or as addition to causative or systemic therapy.

A Case of Wasp-induced Pain Treated with Topical Phenytoin Cream

  • M. Jan
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of Clinical Cases & Reports
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For the first time the successful treatment of lingering neuralgiformic pains after a wasp sting is described, within 20 minutes after application of 10% phenytoin cream, the pain vanished completely.

Studies on Bee Venom and Its Medical Uses

Bee venom therapy is the use of live bee stings (or injectable venom) to treat various diseases such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, sciatica, low back pain, and tennis elbow to name a few.

Prospective Study of Centipede Bites in Australia

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Pathophysiological effects caused by the venom of the social wasp Synoeca surinama.

Evidence-Based African First Aid Guidelines and Training Materials

The African First Aid Materials project, which developed evidence-based guidelines on administering first aid in the African context as well as training materials to support the implementation of the guidelines, is described.

Ants, Wasps, and Bees (Hymenoptera)



Comparison of the efficacy and tolerability of diclofenac gel (Voltarol Emulgel) and felbinac gel (Traxam) in the treatment of soft tissue injuries.

In an observer-blind, randomised study, the efficacy and tolerability of two topical NSAID preparations were assessed in 384 patients with acute soft tissue injuries, with the single exception of bruising at day 7.

Topically applied aspirin decreases histamine-induced wheal and flare reactions in normal and SLS-inflamed skin, but does not decrease itch. A randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled human study.

It is concluded that despite a significant skin penetration as measured by the influence on wheal and flare reactions, topically applied aspirin did not decrease histamine-induced itch in the model used.

Topically applied aspirin rapidly decreases histamine-induced itch.

The current data suggest that topical application of aspirin may be beneficial for the treatment of histamine-mediated itch and its therapeutic role in the management of clinical itch remains to be determined.

Consequences of wasp stings

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Some harmful Australian insects

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  • Biology, Medicine
    The Medical journal of Australia
  • 1988
This chapter discusses the role of pigs in the dissemination of Ascaris and hookworm infection in Papua New Guinea and some aspects of the epidemiology of leptospirosis in New Guinea.


Topical aspirin for wasp stings.

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