A 16-year-old female asked:
my father got stung by a bee?/yellowjacket? four days ago on his finger and his finger and arm are still numb and tingly. he is not allergic. why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Garrett Norvell answered
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Local reaction: Hi! these symptoms can be a sign of LOCAL reaction, quite common even WITHOUT a history of GENERALIZED allergic reactions to bee stings. Any redness/swelling? No chest discomfort, right? Also to consider infection any time something punctures through the skin. I would try some diphenhydramine today, and if not improving with this, then have a doctor examine it in person or on HealthTap.
Answered on Jun 24, 2017
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