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

Balit, Corrine; Isbister, Geoffrey K; Buckley, Nicholas


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 stings....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Toxicology (Taylor & Francis)
DOI: 10.1081/CLT-120025345


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