Help! Severe caterpillar sting (possibly buckmoth caterpillar)
Yesterday I was working in the garden and kneeled on what looked like a buckmoth caterpillar. It stung me through my pants and felt like someone sliced my knee and poured a buckets of fresh lemon juice on it over and over till it got a little numb. I did what everyone I spoke with said to do: tape it and yank to try to remove spines (don't see em) Applied a baking soda paste and after an hour or so, rinsed & tried benzocaine ointment and finally rinsed and applied a bit of toothpaste w/ fluoride (a friend swears by it - but nothing worked to reduce swelling or pain). Nothing helped the severe pain like cold water - but this morning I woke up and my knee is HUGE and I can hardly walk. Any other suggestions? How long does this last or how long till I should be worried?