Question by  Dave78 (80)

How do I treat a Cow Killer sting?


Answer by  GaPeach (25)

Remove the stinger if left in skin. Wash the wound with warm water and mild soap, then dry the area and apply an antibiotic ointment. You may wish to apply ice or a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling. Seek help if experiencing muscle tightness or difficulty breathing.


Answer by  Anonymous

I was just bitten by one one of these "cow killers". I used rubbing alcohol to bring down the swelling and redness, it also helped with the pain.Remember to just stay calm and check out treatments for other wasp stings.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

Cow killers are a form of wasp and the stings can be treated in the same way as other wasp stings.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

If you search the net the cure for it will be on there for you and you will be ab;e to print it.


Answer by  TylerMoore (146)

I'd put some meat or something like that on it to take down the sting before it starts to swell up and really get bad but thats your best bet IMO.


Answer by  ramoskenneth285 (631)

All you need to do is clean the area and use some hydrocortisone cream like Benedyrl.You can also put some ice to prevent the swelling.


Answer by  Stunginidaho (3)

I don't know haow to treat it, but I got stung by one of these little nasties 24 hours ago. Now my finger is stiff and swollen and the dull pain is still throbbing around the sting site. Cow killer is an appripriate name. ouch !!!

Reply by Stunginidaho (3):
Just a bit more to add (hopefully with better spelling), I've been stung by a number of wasps, yellow jackets, bees and even a young black widow. The cow killer sting was more painful at the start, backed off quickly and then got worse after 22 hours. A strange reaction.  add a comment
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