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A 55-year-old male asked about a female:

My 11yr old daughter got bit by a bee 2 days it still swollen and red, she has no other symptoms like fever or pain i'm thinking er, or her gp doctor?

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 60 years experience
See her physician: Even though she appears well now, it would be advantageous for her to see her family physician to receive medication to take down the swelling & redness.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Why?: She has no symptoms of injury, infection or pain. Why does she need health care? A bee sting will take several days to heal. It surely does not sound like any kind of emergency or need for health intervention.
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not uncommon: It's not unusual for the bite to still be swollen & red 48 hrs afterwards. Really can't advice you as to whether to be seen or not. I recommend calling her GP . That's what he's there for.
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
GP: The ER would not be necessary for this and would waste your time and money. The GP should be able to take care of this. Use ice to the area and some Over the counter childrens ibuprofen. Just make sure they know you need an appt in 24-48 (not in 2 weeks).
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Remove stinger: 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. Area of swelling > 4 inches - consult w her GP physician. Pain is usually resolved with 3 days or so.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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