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The Battle At Wounded Knee

Last night I was stung on the finger by a wasp. After the initial burning sensation and pain passed (I took a paracetamol) it was Ok but this morning my whole left hand is swollen, and I cannot fully bend the finger which was stung. Never mind, it's not the end of the world and by tomorrow should have started to ease.

As I was thinking of writing about this incident, I thought first of all about a title. I was looking for something "Catchy" and this one came to mind " Not the battle of wounded knee - More The Battle Of Swollen Hand".

As I´m British not American I wondered where I got the notion of the first part of the title from, and if indeed there had been a battle at a place called wounded knee so googled it to check, and am so glad I did when I read up on this event on Wikipedia.

Had I used the words as a " Catchy" title without first checking, it would have been an insult to all those killed in what is often referred to as a massacre and not a battle.

Certainly put´s my wasp sting into perspective doesn´t it?


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/wasp-nature-insect-yellow-closeup-426979/ by ghwtog

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MegL wrote on June 28, 2015, 7:26 AM

Wasp stings can be painful. I have only ever been stung once and that was because I sat on it!

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 28, 2015, 8:41 AM

I hope your bum sting didn´t swell up and make you look like Kim kardashion or Nicki Minaje !! It amazes me that both paid to have their bums looking like what most of us are trying to avoid LOL emoticon :winking:

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 28, 2015, 8:46 AM

I think many native people around the world often get a raw deal, when non natives take over, but I´m not here to start a political debate. Hands still very swollen both should be back to normal in a few days time. I always react badly to bites and stings but thank goodness don´t go into anaphylactic shock

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 28, 2015, 8:47 AM

No, it´s still the same and will probably take a couple of days to deflate. I´m always the same with reactions to stings and bites.

CalmGemini wrote on June 28, 2015, 9:28 AM

Some people are allergic to wasp stings.May be you should show it to a doctor if the swelling does not decrease.

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 10:52 AM

OMG! I spit my coffee out all over my screen/keyboard after reading this reply. ROFLMAO

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 10:54 AM

Anne, you need to consider going to the doctor on this one. Swelling to this extent and for so long means this is not normal. Poison and infection are two things that we should not ignore.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 28, 2015, 12:59 PM

Stings are painful and I too swell up some but not enough to worry.

Paulie wrote on June 29, 2015, 2:36 AM

When I was about 10 years old, I got stung by a wasp right under my eye. you talk about something painful and swollen!

peachpurple wrote on June 29, 2015, 5:31 AM

Wow must be very painful, hope you recover soon

MelissaE wrote on June 29, 2015, 8:11 AM

The Battle of Wounded Knee is an historic battle in American history for several reasons.

Dragonfairy1 wrote on June 29, 2015, 10:55 AM

Horrible things wasps, I hope it's feeling better now x

wetnosedogs wrote on June 30, 2015, 9:39 AM

Hope the swelling had gone down. Amazing what those little creature can do.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:26 PM

epi pens are for anaphltic shock aren´t they?

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:35 PM

#CoralLevang
#CalmGemini
I goggled wasp stings as I immediately poured vinegar on the site, but then later wondered if I should have used baking soda instead, it seems these are old wives tale cures anyway. What I did find out was that I had a large local reaction and they can take a week to subside. The swelling has almost gone now, but it did take a good few days. I always react badly to bites and stings though I have got used to most of the biters here in Spain over the years. Thank you both for caring xx

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:37 PM

I had a mozzie bite a few years back in the corner of my eye, it looked like I had been in a boxing match.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:39 PM

Aw bless you. The initial sting was painful, but a paracetamol and some savlon cream soothed that down. Swellings going down now too, but it has taken a few days.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:40 PM

Bless you, and thank you, it is getting back to normal now x

Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:42 PM

It almost has thank you. Yes , and there are bloody thousands of them again this year, a real plague. Almost everytime I go down to the pool I´m scooping at least 30 if not more drowned one´s out.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 30, 2015, 8:41 PM

Well, it does put things in perspective but I've had bee and wasp stings and gotten swollen and it does hurt. Some people are allergic to bees and wasps and can suffer a life-threatening allergic reaction if they get stung.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 1, 2015, 3:10 AM

You are right. My aunt was once stung in the throat by a bee or wasp and it almost killed her because her throat swelled so much she had difficulty breathing.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 6, 2015, 2:50 AM

Those stings are no joke. Normally for stings we mix baking soda with a bit of water to turn it into a paste and then apply it to the area.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 6, 2015, 5:37 AM

I put vinegar on mine, then googled it to see if I should have used vinegar or soda, but according to one answer neither works anyway, and the vinger didn´t. Yesterday I picked up my hose pipe and felt another burning sting, just the same as when the wasp got me, but I washed my hands really well immediately and have had no further problems.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 6, 2015, 6:34 AM

It always seemed to help me when I was little. I guess that could be just a child's imagination. I did not know the vinegar trick. My cousin is highly allergic to bee/wasp stings. She was attacked by a hive of wasps when she was around 5 or 6 years old. She has to carry an epi pen now,