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‘I was stung by a deadly Asian hornet, it was the worst experience of my life’

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A woman who received a nasty sting from a deadly Asian hornet has said it was one of the worst experiences of her life.

Louise Austin recalled the pain of the sting that was so bad it left her unable to drive and swelled up with "excruciating pain".

Those pesky insects can be fatal to humans and have already been spotted in the UK ahead of what could be a terrible summer for the winged beasts.

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Experts have since said people should document the hornets with a photograph if they can, but safety is paramount, as Louise found when she was stung by the hornets last summer.

Speaking to The Daily Star, Louise said: "Last summer, I was stung by an Asian hornet whilst I was in the garden with my dogs. I have a high pain threshold, but it was one of the worst things I’ve ever experienced in my life.

"The tip of my ring finger (see image below) turned completely bright red and was incredibly painful to touch. I couldn’t drive for a few days as I wasn’t able to hold the steering wheel due to the excruciating pain.

"As I was feeling so unwell, I visited my local doctor, and I was prescribed antibiotics for a week."

Advice offered up by Jay Riggs, a health and wellness expert representing Zeal CBD, said the sting is far worse than a regular hornet.

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He said: "Getting stung by an Asian hornet will hurt a lot more, particularly as the toxicity is greater than most stinging insects.

"Its sting can be described as a feeling similar to being stabbed by a red-hot needle. Where the needle punctures the skin, it can swell severely and ache for a few days.

"Asian hornets are likely to sting when they feel threatened, and a single Asian hornet can sting once or multiple times."

The Daily Star previously reported Asian hornets had already been spotted in the UK, with the beasts capable of taking out entire hives of bees and even, in some instances, people.

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