A 53-year-old female asked:
hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though i think i just pulled the stinger out.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Bee Sting: See your doctor as soon as possible, or go to ER or urgent care center today. You may have cellulitis and may need treatment.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014
A Verified Doctor answered
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Cellulitis: infection or venonous/allergic reaction. Must be seen, evaluated and treated ASAP.
Answered on Apr 20, 2016
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: This may still be a normal local reaction to the bee sting, especially if you just pulled the stinger out. Reactions last longer when the stingers are left in. You can try taking oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you have not already done so. If that does not help and it remains swollen and red, you should see a doctor.
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
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