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

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 Sep 30, 2020


Dr. Andrea Brand answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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 Sep 8, 2014



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