A 24-year-old female asked:
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can i take an oral anti histamin (certirizin) and also apply topical gel dimetindene maleate (fenistil) for a bee sting ? i only have local reaction

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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Taking an antihistamine can reduce the local reaction of a bee sting, as can topical antihistamines. Beware, some topical antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can actually sensitize the skin and make reactions worse. Also, if you have any lip, tongue or breathing symptoms, please see a doctor right away.
Answered on Sep 22, 2015

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