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

@article{Balit2003RandomizedCT,
  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},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  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… 

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