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foot swelling after bee sting

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Try: Taking otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if still swollen see your doctor. Sounds like allergic reaction.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Appointment: Making an appointment is appropriate, even though this may seem minor, it's best to get it checked out incase the bee sting gets worse or you may have ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
1day: Swelling will usually last a day.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Er or primary md: Initially cold will help and antiinflammatories such as anvil or Motrin if not contraindicated. Reaction can be treated with oral steroids if necessar ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
49 years experience Fertility Medicine
Treat a bee sting: If you aren't allergic remove the stinger with a metal object (knife) scraping at an angle. The venom sac keeps pumping until removed. Apply ice to r ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Allergy to bee sting: You need to use epipen (epinephrine) & you must carry them with you all the time. Speak with your Doctor. Good luck
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Dr. Mark Birmingham
15 years experience Podiatry
Bee sting: Typically, with most bee stings, one will notice localized redness and swelling to the affected site. Oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ice and/or a to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Common: Will be OK in a few days. Elevation of the leg, ice, antihistamine may help a little.
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

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