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Bee Sting Blister
Infection: Usually a blister means infection, not a sting. Stings can and do become infected. It would be best to have it seen. Infections usually need oral antibiotics to keep them from spreading. ...Read more
Common: You can rub in cortisone. Prescription cortisones are more potent, much more effective, than otc. ...Read more
Not much.: A blister is a normal variant, even if it looks a bit extreme. If it's not bothering you, and you're breathing fine, then just leave it alone. It's not something to be too concerened about if there are no other problems. ...Read more
No: Allergic reactions to bee stings are characterized by symptoms away from the site of the sting. If all of the reaction to a sting - blisters, swelling, redness - are all directly connected to the site of the sting, it's a large local reaction. If you get stung on the foot and get hives on your arms, or your throat swells or you start to wheeze - those are allergic reactions. See an allergist. ...Read more
Small red raised areas/blisters on scalp. Mostly at the crown area. Cluster. Started out like bee sting when touched fluid was there. Pin head in si?
Scalp lesion: This may be an infection e.g. A staph infection. You need medical attention. See your doctor for examination. Meanwhile use a medication neosporin oint on area three times per day until you can be seen, as soon as possible. Go to walk in clinic if you cannot see your doctor. ...Read more
Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine so you don't go into anaphylactic shock, which can close your airway and kill you. After this episode is over, you might want to see your doctor and get an epipen, (epinephrine) which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...Read more
Bee sting: It's usually painful unless you've been stung frequently and developed immunity to the components in the fluid associated with the sting. As a beekeeper I usually get stung each spring, and it is painful until my immunity kicks in. You can decreased the pain if you rub and freshly cut slice of onion over the sting after you've scraped out the stinger. ...Read more
Immidiate and later:
Call 911 if you have
1 trouble breathing
2feeling faint or dizzy
5history of severe allergy of insect sting and use epi pen if it was prescribed by your physician
if no secere allergy symptoms
scrape the area with finger nail or tweezers to remove the stinger
do not pinch the stinger as it can inject venom
ice the area
take antihistamine (benadryl)
tylenol/motrin for pain. ...Read more
Bee sting: 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
Usually mild symptms:
Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away. Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief.
If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms (hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc.) if you have these see an allergist asap. ...Read more
Variety of ways: Most common is to mix baking soda and water together into a paste and put it on the sting area. Make sure you have removed the stinger too! An old indian remedy is put the cut side of an onion on the spot. You can also use orajel, that will numb the area and help with the pain. Hope this gives you a few ideas! Wishing you a fast recovery! ...Read more
Systemic Reaction: Localized swelling, pain, and redness around the site of a sting is a normal reaction. You should see an Allergist for venom skin testing if you have ever been stung by a bee and developed any systemic symptoms including generalized itchy skin rash, hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, wheezing, throat closure, joint swelling, dizziness or loss of conciousness. These could be signs that you are allergic. ...Read more
Not so fast: I agree with everything that dr. Novick says about bee sting allergy or anaphylaxis - except the way he said it. If stung by a bee, wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, or fire ant you experience hives all over the body, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or loss of consciousness call 911 or go to the nearest er. After acute symptoms have subsided an allergist can test you for bee allergy. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Bee sting allergy is potentially very serious. Stings can occur anywhere and anytime. One needs to decide whether a particular activity is a reasonable to undertake given one's medical condition. ...Read more
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! Seek medical care for milder allergic > ...Read more
Reaction on sting: A bee sting allergy is an immune response after being stung by a bee. An allergic reaction can also occur after being stung by a paper wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, and white faced hornets. A reaction can include swelling, hives, cough, wheeze, nausea, belly pain, vomiting, fall in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Blood and skin testing can diagnose this allergy. ...Read more
Allergic reaction is the most common of the serious complications to beestings. There is the possibility however of the poison causing a local bite reaction which can be severe or leading to an infection as a complication as the sting can breach the skin.
Recommend examination by a doctor to sort through these possibilities and urgently if worsening pain, fevers, feeling unwell. ...Read more
Painful hematoma: The stinger may have injured/punctured a superficial blood vessel that bled locally causing the hematoma (bruise). Ice, elevation, decreased use, and minimal compression (ace wrap) should help improve your pain and bruising from a local hematoma. If symptoms do not improve in a day or two, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Remedies: 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
Barb removed yet?: 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. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus shot – get it updated. If swelling is diameter is > 4 inches then you could have a mild allergic reaction. ...Read more
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Depends: It usually depends on patient sensitivity to the sting. Recommend a medical visit to evaluate and prescribe medications if necessary. ...Read more
No.: No, but extra points for creative thinking. ...Read more
Not recommended: Dosage of zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10 mg daily. This dosage has not changed since it went from prescription only to over the counter. Sometimes doctors allow a larger dose "off label" if the weight of a patient is much heavier than the average adult or has been demonstrated to be a rapid metabolizer. If you are trying to control the itch and swelling, cold compresses and elevation will be very helpful. ...Read more
No: Anaphylaxis means a severe or life threatening allergic reaction. Regardless, an allergic reaction to a bee sting would happen within seconds. Minutes tops. There may be mild or no reaction to the first sting, but you can become sensitized so that a second sting can cause a severe reaction. If you swallow an allergen the reaction may be delayed several hours max for a type 1 hypersensitivity rxn. ...Read more
Calcium deposit in thigh area little bups on each thigh area to touch one feels like a bee sting?
Have you had an CT, or an MRI for diagnostic purposes?
Calcium deposits can occur when calcium that is not absorbed into the bones forms a mass in the soft tissues. This is often referred to as calcinosis, and it can be quite painful. You can treat this condition at home by applying an ice pack to and exercising the afflicted area. Severe cases may need medication or surgery.
Take over the counter ...Read more