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how to treat multiple bee stings

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Many ways: Mild reactions don't need to be treated. Increasing redness over a few days suggests an infection of the skin that requires treatment with antibiotics ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See Allergists: Bee sting reactions can be relatively benign to life ending. In general local reactions to sting require symptomatic treatment. Reactions that occur a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: Bee sting reactions would not be treated by using a penny.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Cold compress & ...: Bee sting in individuals without history of severe allergic reaction to bee venom, cold compress and analgesics should be enough. Individuals with be ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bee stings tx: Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
36 years experience Family Medicine
Antihist/anitinflam: Bee venom induces a response that is inflammatory and causes histamine release. Therefore, antihistamines (benadryl, zyrtec) and anti-inflammatories ( ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: For non-allergic people, simple first aid is good. Remove any stingers by scraping off the stinger, place ice to the area for 20" every hour as neede ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Your reaction???: Those with immediate reactions that include light headedness, dizziness, cramps, difficulty swallowing or breathing should carry an auto-injector devi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This can be: Due to release of histamine by the body.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Generally speaking local reactions from insect sting can manifest over 72 hours or less, then start to improve. If worsening beyond 72 hours or becom ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually mild symptms: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and ta ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Allergic reactions to beestings include hives, wheezing, throat swelling, and drop in blood pressure; these reactions can be life-threatening and need ... Read More

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