A 31-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

why do you get a dark mark after a bee sting?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Postinflammatory hyp: This problem is called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and it results from a spot on the skin which gets irritated either but i bug bite or by some other process, and then as healing occurs the body lays down more pigment presumably to protect itself, but it takes months for them to go away. Rest assured, it does go away or can go back to normal skin tone if left alone.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
No: You can't be allergic to something you've never been exposed to.
4
4 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
A few: Bee stings may be treated with oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a paste made from a mixture of baking soda and meat tenderizer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
34 years experience Podiatry
Ice: There are many different remedies for an insect sting. I like to use an ice cube and rub the site down. For me this helps relieve the stinging pain. ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month