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Dr. David Schleimer
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Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If not seriously allergic to bee stings, the best immediate thing to do would be to take 25 mg of Diphenhydramine (benadryl).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lots: Remove stingers by scraping along the edge of the skin with a credit card. Clean the area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increment ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Baking soda paste: Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda and one part water. Apply in a cloth to effected area of skin.
A 15-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ice and..: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Advil. Each will help with the swelling. Use over the counter medications for this and dose based on your weight.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
ICE: then cool compresses may help! Dr Z
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
How to:: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 o ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Scrape area with : Some thing flat like a credit card to remove the stinger. Wash with warm water and soap. You can apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda and water to the ar ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Bee Sting: You can also use an ice pack to help with swelling. Put a cloth towel between the ice and the skin and do not let the ice stay on the skin for longer ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bee sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If you do not have impaired breathing (which you should call 911 with), it is very normal to have mild allergies to stings. 25-50 mg of Benadryl (diph ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Quick fix: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not to much: Try vinegar.
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