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Can you get arthritis from a bee sting?

Can you get arthritis from a bee sting?

No: A person may have several severe reactions to bee stings including some types of total body pain. However, arthritis is not caused by bee stings. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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At night sometimes I get a pain in my thigh that feel like a bee sting when I'm sleep then it's leave? What causes that?

At night sometimes I get a pain in my thigh that feel like a bee sting when I'm sleep then it's leave? What causes that?

Think about this: If it's on the lateral upper thigh, think about a condition called meralgia paresthetica. This is a mild neuropathy caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It could cause symptoms like this on the thigh. It is often relieved by avoiding tight belts or losing weight etc. Where is the feeling, and how long does it last? ...Read more

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How common is it to get blisters after a bee sting?

How common is it to get blisters after a bee sting?

It can happen but: Most people are more likely to have a pink, swollen lesion vice a blister. Monitor for signs of infection - ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ pain, pus like drainage, ^ tenderness, red streaks. Get care for signs of infection. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What should I do for a bee sting after i get the stinger out?

What should I do for a bee sting after i get the stinger out?

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 & activated charcoal into a paste & apply.Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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I got a bee sting on the top of my finger and 1 day later my hand is swelling up. Is this normal? How can I get the swelling down?

I got a bee sting on the top of my finger and 1 day later my hand is swelling up. Is this normal? How can I get the swelling down?

Diphenhydramine: A day has passed, which tells me you are not experiencing a life threatening allergy (it does happen, called anaphylaxis). If having breathing difficulty see an md, otherwise make sure stinger is out, and take 25-50 mg of Diphenhydramine (otc benadryl), it is very good at reducing swelling due to allergy. It will make you drowsy, so be aware. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i get cellulitis from a bee sting and how is it differntiated from the sting itself? It is next to scare from knee replacement very red

Difficult to say: You need to have it evaluated. The negative consequences from an infected total knee replacement are immense. Although it can happen, at times redness from a sting is a local reaction as opposed to cellulitis, but i would not gamble. Be seen to be sure and to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can i go to a clinic to get blood drawn to make sure everything is ok? With this bee sting feeling on top of foot and HIV scare.

HIV: Impossible to get HIV from a bee sting, but you could get an infection which may need antibiotics. ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...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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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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