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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for bee stings?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends: For local reaction use a cold compress, elevation, acetaminophen. For large local reaction - like the entire arm - do the same. You can add an antihistamine like allegra (fexofenadine). For an allergic reaction - hives all over, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, feeling faint or loss of consciousness, give epinephrine, albuterol, elevate feet, loosen clothes, & call 911. Later see an allergist for testing.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Allergy Shots: Bee sting allergy can be life threatening. Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for bee sting?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap.
A 24-year-old member asked:

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bee stings?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Bee Stings: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching. And some people suggest making a paste of baking soda and meat tenderizer, and applying it to the site.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I get treatment for a bee sting?

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Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Ice: There are many different remedies for an insect sting. I like to use an ice cube and rub the site down. For me this helps relieve the stinging pain. There are over the counter remedies that you can use if you have them with you when you get stung. It seems like i always have some ice around.

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