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Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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How to treat a bee sting--baking soda?

Ice is best. Baking: Powder also helps. Remove stinger asap

by scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read more

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What do you put on a bee sting--baking soda?

What do you put on a bee sting--baking soda?

Options: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or: apply enzyme based meat tenderizer poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal - apply paste. Or: mix clay-like soil with water - apply. For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used. ...Read more

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How long do bee stings last?

See below: Generally speaking local reactions from insect sting can manifest over 72 hours or less, then start to improve. If worsening beyond 72 hours or becoming very painful, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How long do bee stings stay swelled up for?

Several days: My favorite treatment for a bee sting is a slice of onion rubbed on the sting... (not one at the eye). It neutralizes the sting and decreases swelling. Also homeopathic apis will decrease the swelling and help prevent itching. ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do about bee stings?

Can you recommend what to do about bee stings?

What to do: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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What remedies for bee stings can I try at home?

What remedies for bee stings can I try at home?

Warm compress: Unless you're allergic to beestings, or you've been stung many many times, this is basically just a minor annoyance. Apply some warm compresses, keep the area clean to prevent infections, and see your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve pain from bee stings?

Bee stings: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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What do you do when a bee stings you and you are possibly allergic?

What do you do when a bee stings you and you are possibly allergic?

Possibly?: If your response to a bee sting has been something like a localized rash or hives you can relax & view the process as minor. If you become dizzy, have abdominal cramps, tightening of the chest or throat with difficulty breathing you should see an allergist. You should carry a auto-injector device with Epinephrine & consider desensitization therapy. ...Read more

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How long do bee stings stay itchy for?

How long do bee stings stay itchy for?

Bee? Wasp? Hornet?: Melittin is injected into the skin by a bee. This can cause significant sharp pain for a few minutes due to stimulation of pain receptor nerve endings in skin. There can be residual achy pain for several days with tenderness to palpation. Complications can cause longer symptoms. Yellow jackets can sting AND bite. Marked pain & significant itching may be experienced for 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the swelling of my bee stings?

Bee sting: Immediately ice packs will help decrease the swelling. Also antihistamines and or advil (ibuprofen) will help. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce the swelling of bee stings or the pain?

What can you do to reduce the swelling of bee stings or the pain?

Tips for bee stings: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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Do bee stings cause lymphedema?

Do bee stings cause lymphedema?

No: A bee sting on the problem leg could cause additional swelling but is not a primary cause of lymphedema. ...Read more

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Motrin for bee stings, is this okay?

Motrin for bee stings, is this okay?

Motrin is fine.: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bee stings?

Allergy Shots: Bee sting allergy can be life threatening. Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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How should bee stings on a 2 yr old treated?

How should bee stings on a 2 yr old treated?

Depends on severity: Oral pain medicine and cool compress or icepack can help. If there is any trouble breathing, widespread rash, tongue swelling, seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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Does zertec work. Like benedryl for bee stings?

Does zertec work. Like benedryl for bee stings?

Slower: In the long run the zyrtec (cetirizine) will help with itching and has the benefit of once daily dosing. However, it will take 4-6 hours to reach its effect level while benedryl can get there within an hour or so. For an acute sting, the benedryl may be the way to go with a zyrtec (cetirizine) followup, as the benedryl will be out of the system in about 4 hours. ...Read more

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I wish to know how to treat wasp and bee stings?

I wish to know how to treat wasp and bee stings?

See below: For non-allergic people, simple first aid is good. Remove any stingers by scraping off the stinger, place ice to the area for 20" every hour as needed, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itch and swelling, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, wash the area with soap and water, can use antibiotic ointment over area, and make sure tetanus shot is current (within 10 years). If allergic reac, resp probs, etc. - 911! ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bee stings?

Bee Stings: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching. And some people suggest making a paste of baking soda and meat tenderizer, and applying it to the site. ...Read more

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How long does anaphylactic shock occur after bee stings?

How long does anaphylactic shock occur after bee stings?

Can be immediate: Anaphylaxis to bee stings is a rapid onset, severe, and potentially life threatening reaction due to an allergy to the bee venom. It often occurs within minutes of a sting. Because this is life threatening, people with bee sting allergy should be tested by an allergist, carry an Epinephrine pen, and possibly be put on allergy injections to bee venom. ...Read more

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What happens with desensitisation therapy for bee stings.?

See details: It involves seeing an allergist and receiving injections of bee venom in increasing amounts over a period of weeks or months. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

Depends,?? Rxn??: Bee stings can be simple issues that most can ignore. If the stinger remains scrape sideways to remove it & any trailing bee tissue that may have more venom. A cold compress decreases local pain, antihistamines can reduce swelling or itching. Major sting reactions can start with progressive swelling, abdominal pain, cough, difficulty breathing. If so a 911 call/er visit/e[pinephrine would be needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of one to be allergic to wasp or bee stings?

What are the causes of one to be allergic to wasp or bee stings?

Protein in venom: A person who is allergic to stinging insects has developed an allergy to a protein in the insect venom. These proteins have been well described and include mellitin, hyaluronidase, phospholipase, etc. Why this happens to some people is unclear. Thankfully treatment with venom allergy injections is very successful. ...Read more

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What are the different reactions to wasp, hornet, and bee stings?

What are the different reactions to wasp, hornet, and bee stings?

See below: Most commonly there is redness, swelling, and warmth at the bite site. The area may also be itchy. And, the size of the involved area tends to increase during the first one to two days. Some people can have very significant swelling, and/or develop an anaphylactic reaction with trouble breathing. ...Read more

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If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

No.: A bee sting allergy means you are allergic to the bee's venom, which is not in either honey or beeswax. It is certainly possible to be allergic to honey or beeswax (especially if you have a bad pollen allergy), but that's a completely separate allergy, unrelated to bee sting venom. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a bee stings directly on my pupil, will it improve my vision?

Can you tell me if a bee stings directly on my pupil, will it improve my vision?

Bee stings & the eye: If you actually get stung on the surface of your eye, it's important to get your eye checked to make sure no damage has taken place. The pupil (the hole in the middle of the iris) is covered by the clear cornea. It's more likely that you would get stung on your eyelids rather than the surface of your eye. ...Read more

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If someone is allergic to bee and bee stings, would that person likely be allergic to honey and bees wax?

If someone is allergic to bee and bee stings, would that person likely be allergic to honey and bees wax?

No: The allergy to the sting is due to an allergy in the venom of the bee. Honey and bees wax should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can these bee stings feelings in feet come from sitting in same positions for long hours? And from flip flops?

Absolutely: That pins and needle sensation "after your leg falls asleep" is due to blood flow returning to a previously crisscrossed leg, etc... When crossed with pressure, your blood flow and nerves were being squeezed (not dangerous) - and you feel as if your leg is asleep. When blood flow returns, the nerves initially fire randomly resulting in the pins and needles sensation. ...Read more

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Do bee stings effect your bones or joints?

Do bee stings effect your bones or joints?

Possibly: The use of bee stings for reduction of arthritic joint pains is a folk remedy tradition and part of vedic and chinese traditional medicine, where it is called apitherapy. Trials of bee venom have not established any consistent pattern of relief, but anecdotal recommendations abound. ...Read more