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A 39-year-old male asked:

Hi, i got stung by a bee yesterday on my wrist, i thought i took the sting out, my arm is swollen until the elbow, i took texa last night and mycolcort cream, have a cooled pack on now. anything else i need to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Allergic response: When was your last tetanus shot? With this amount of swelling, you likely have an allergic reaction. If you get stung again in the future, the reaction may be more severe. Recommend assessment for bee/ wasp allergies.
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