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What is the treatment for a honey bee sting on my finger and I have swelling as well as burning?

What is the treatment for a honey bee sting on my finger and I have swelling as well as burning?

Tx: 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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How long does swelling take to go down after a bee stings your lip?

How long does swelling take to go down after a bee stings your lip?

Bee sting: The effects of the bee sting should resolve in about 48 hours on your lip. I would recommend taking loratidine or cetirizine for 5 days once daily. ...Read more

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What to do with bee stings that are swelling too much?

What to do with bee stings that are swelling too much?

Bee or wasp sting: Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Epi pen- ER - Call 911! Seek medical care for milder allergic reactions: Swelling of > 4 inches, nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. ...Read more

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

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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Can bee stings make your whole leg swell, even if you're not allergic? I got stung by a bee medial to my left knee about 36 hours ago, i never saw the bee, i just had to assume by my symptoms that it was a bee. The sting has been swelling non-stop since i

Can bee stings make your whole leg swell, even if you're not allergic? I got stung by a bee medial to my left knee about 36 hours ago, i never saw the bee, i just had to assume by my symptoms that it was a bee. The sting has been swelling non-stop since i

Yes: Large local reactions are a bit more worrisome. Say u r stung on the ankle, if the swelling goes up to the hip then the person really should see an allergist for testing. Especially since most people almost never know what stung them. It is important, though, to wait 6 weeks after this sting for testing. ...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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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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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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Stings (Definition)

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