A 24-year-old female asked:
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bee sting still itching badly after 8 days. no visible stinger left. no signs of infection. what should i do?

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Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience Family Medicine
try...: An antihistamine for a couple of days, +/- a topical steroid cream. Avoid hot baths/showers.
Answered on Sep 4, 2020
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Wait: You may be having an allergic reaction to material injected by the bee, and trying a topical steroid which you can get otc would help. Otherwise, it will go away. If it becomes red, hot, hard, tender, see a doctor immediately.
Answered on Aug 31, 2019

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