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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Easy to see: When stung, the bee actually leaves the stinger behind attached to the venom gland. Scraping it sideways to prevent squeezing more venom into the woun ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Check visually: You can usually see if the stinger remains in you skin. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bee stinger removal: Go to the following web site. http://firstaid.about.com/b/2011/04/02/bee-stinger-removal-the-biggest-first-aid-myth.htm.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
If red just at the: bite sight then it may take up to a week or 2 to go away. If the redness spreads or you get hives or trouble breathing seek medical attention.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience Family Medicine
try...: An antihistamine for a couple of days, +/- a topical steroid cream. Avoid hot baths/showers.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Bee Sting: See your doctor as soon as possible, or go to ER or urgent care center today. You may have cellulitis and may need treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
18 years experience Family Medicine
Interesting : I could only guess: a wart that has not come up yet: a cutaneous larva from walking through water...a callus that is loosening up. A tiny sliver in y ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Syed Aziz
Dr. Syed Aziz answered
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Relax: You need reassurance
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Reactions vary: The individual response to such a sting will vary from person to person. The localized swelling & pain is a response to injected foreign proteins. ... Read More

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