A 35-year-old female asked:
My son got a bee sting on his finger & now his hand is severely swollen. he's had antihistamines & icepacks but 24hrs later the swelling is still bad.
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaaianswered
Allergy and Immunology 16 years experience
Insect sting: If your son develops any breathing problems, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, bring him to the closest er since it can be life threatening. Otherwise, large local reaction to insect or bee sting can be managed in the clinic. When the swelling is that severe and does not respond to home remedies, you should bring him to see a local physician. He might need a burst dose of oral steroid.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohananswered
Dermatology 59 years experience
Patience: Keep hand elevated. Continue loratadine. Consider oral steroid, but time should heal it.
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Last updated May 21, 2020
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