A member asked:

Bee sting area swollen and painful. also red line going from the sting sight and up the arm and arm and wrist is swollen?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Nayla Mumneh answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Phlebitis: This is a medical emergency, you need to go to the emergency room right away as the sting has for some reason got inflammation and possible infection in your veins.

Answered 9/30/2020


Dr. Andrea Brand answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

See a doctor: The " red line going form the sting site and up the arm" is likely inflammation in a lymphatic vessel ( lymphangitis) draining the area. Th e swelling may signal an infection. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.

Answered 9/8/2014



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