A 44-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

I was stung on the side of my leg between my knee and ankle yesterday and today my foot is so swollen that I can't wear shoes. Is this normal?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Can be: The sting was above the ankle - the body shifts fluids to the area in response to the venom to help your body heal. Gravity pulls the fluid down into the lower leg/foot. Your swelling sounds pretty profound. Consider getting an MD to check it out - especially if issues like diabetes. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/insect-stings
Answered on Sep 17, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: May be arthritis from previous fracture or another cause.
1
1 thank
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepti Saxena
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need more info: What's your age & for how long you are having these symptoms.
A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not normal : See a doctor today. Cellulitis or phlebitis should be ruled out

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month