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A 37-year-old member asked:

Bee sting swollen and pain right up my arm, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Remove stinger ASAP: by scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. increments (10 on/10 off). Can try Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! Seek medical care for milder allergic >
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Provided original answer
reactions: Swelling of > 4 inches, nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea.
Jun 29, 2014
Last updated Jul 4, 2014


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