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How to stop a bee sting from itching

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Bell venom allergy: It's much more likely that you're allergic to the venom the bee injected into you. Itching is a hallmark of allergy - and if the area is inflamed like... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Remedies: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Ice: Ice and probably benadryl (diphenhydramine).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Home tips: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Remedies: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
try...: An antihistamine for a couple of days, +/- a topical steroid cream. Avoid hot baths/showers.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Histamine: The injury causes histamine to be released into the skin as well as other chemicals.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Cortisone cream: try applying cortisone cream to the area up to 4x daily if necessary. If there is pus, you may need a topical or oral abx. Antihistamine may help but... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Try: Taking otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if still swollen see your doctor. Sounds like allergic reaction.