A 43-year-old male asked:
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good evening, my 18 year old son was stung by a bee two days ago, this afternoon it got very painful and slightly swollen, he can't move or curl his toes. currently dunking the foot in warm salt water, no relief. please?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Cellulitis: It is likely that when the bee stinger entered his skin, it brought with it bacteria that was on the surface of his skin. This delayed redness and swelling is a sign of infection in the skin in and around the sting site. It will require a visit to a Dr for antibiotics. If left untreated it could spread and ultimately cause a blood infection.
Answered on May 15, 2020

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