A 14-year-old female asked:
Stung by a bee or hornet. 24 hours later it is very swollen, red and itchy. No breathing troubles. Used charcoal poultice, ice, onion slice, benadryl (diphenhydramine).
1 doctor answer
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Insect sting: Make sure the stinger is no longer present in the bite. Hornet bites usually causes a more pronounced reaction than bee stings. You might also apply Hydrocortisone to the bite for relief.
Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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