A 33-year-old member asked:
what do i do if my baby gets a bee sting?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Careful observation: Fortunately, the vast majority of people are not allergic to insect stings. Immediate management of a sting, even in a baby, includes placement of an ice pack on the area and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If a stinger remains, don't try to pull it out. Careful scraping along the skin with a rigid card or otherwise will slowly remove it. If a patient develops hives, Benadryl is the first medication to give.
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: Depending on the age you could give benadryl (diphenhydramine). Area should be kept clean and dry. Ice numbs the area.
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Cold compresses: to the area, you can put a little over the counter hyrocortisone dream on it, If it swells up more call your doctor, If hives or trouble breathing call 911.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Can a simple bee sting affect the baby badly?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: Anaphylactic reactions to bee stings kill more people in the us than snake bites.
Last updated Jan 12, 2016
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