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A 35-year-old female asked:

I was stung by a wasp 2 days ago and my arm is still swollen and hot. i've been taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) but my arm is still swollen. what else should i do?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Time: but you may try NSAID +/- an antihistamine. I expect the swelling will resolve in the next 3-4 days. If it is intolerable, talk to your doctor about a short course of prednisone. But if it is just swelling without pain, just give it time.
Dr. Luis Taylor
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pulmonology 40 years experience
After a bee sting: a secondary bacterial infection may occur. Swelling and heat are signs of infection. Please consult the ER or Urgent care ASAP. You may need antibiotic therapy. Best wishes.

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