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Do Carpenter Bees Sting Or Bite
Bee bite: Yes you can continue to breast feed ...Read more
Varies: Sting reactions can vary from very mild to life threatening. About 50 people die each year in the US from string reactions. ...Read more
I got stung by some insect (I guessed a bee or wasp?) while riding on my bike two days ago. It was a bit painful for maybe an hour after the sting, bu
Bites: Bites from bee or other hymenoptera species usually hurt. Benadryl, cool compress and NSAID. As long as it is not swelling more or you are not having any other symptoms such as breathing problems this should resolve. ...Read more
Poss. Bee sting/insect bite 1wk ago. Had pain for 2days, itchy 1day, then ok. Woke up yesterday w/ red itchy blotches around sting area. What's wrong?
Not unusual: This is not that uncommon a reaction from a sting. If it does not have pus in it, the problem will likely resolve in a few days. If the problem is persistent, then one needs to consider whether part of the stinger was left in the sting site. If there is pus (unlikely for bee sting), then an antibiotic may be required. See doctor if problem persists or gets worse. ...Read more
I pulled a Deer Tick off me today it had just bitten into my skin and hurt like a bee sting Do I need to see a doctor?
Prob not: Make sure you pulled the head of the tick out of the skin and ask you doc next steps. You can treat ahead of any symptoms and skin changes or just wait, but I would recommend treatment with doxycycline only if 1) not pregnant, or lactating, 2) attached for > or = to 36 hrs, and 3) identified as an adult or nymph stage deer tick... ...Read more
4 year old said bee bit her on back of head. No prior knowledge of bee stings. Result, bump on the back of her head, 2inch in diameter. Small red dot?
I got hit on the forearm 4 days ago it swelled a bit but now I hear a creaking sound in my arm and hit hurts some times I can grip tightly but it hurts when I lift things and feels like bee stings that shot to my hand
Hello: Hello I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms. There could still be swelling in the area a of nerve that could be responsible for the sharp pain in your hand. I don't know what the creaking sound is from. If you had a fracture, would usually think it would be quite painful. I recommend that if the symptoms continue that you see your physician to have if fully evaluated. ...Read more
I think I got bit by a spider or stung by a bee last week. It got really inflamed and took up half my arm. It's gone but now there are small red dots?
Spider bite: Hi JuliaM ~ you are probably right but it seems you are now CURED! Well done! ...Read more
Stung by a bee last week. Area where bit still violently itching. What could it be? No obvious signs of infection.
When I was little I got stung by a bee and it left a little mark. Today I woke up and it looks like a flea bite in the exact same spot! Is that bad?
Relax: Coincidence. Anyway it is not possible to know the location with any precision. ...Read more
I was stung by a bee 4 days ago and now have a 1inch purplish rash where the bite happened. Should I see my doctor?
Not unless infected:
You can apply a combination of hydrocortison cream alternate with anitbiotic cream and take benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg at night to avoid scratching (all from over the counter)
if not better or if there any sign of infection you can either have a live consult with one of our physician with dideo one on one or you could see a local physician
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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
Varies: Bee sting reactions can range from mild irritation at sting site to life threatening reactions to death. Any sting that causes more than local irritation needs thorough evaluation and treatment. Venom immunotherapy has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the risk of systemic reaction to future stings. ...Read more
See below: Bee stings and other stings from the hymenoptera class usually cause only a "local reaction" with redness swelling and warmth and initial pain that fades. This is due to the vasoactive venom components in the sting. Occ, a llr (large local reaction) can occur where the area enlarges over 2-3 days and then resolves over 5-10 days. Rarely, a systemic reaction occurs, anaphylaxis, which can kill. ...Read more
Wilderness care: If in the wilderness - remove the stinger by scraping with a flat edged object. Wash with water & soap if available. You can make a paste of clay-like soil and water and apply to the area. If you have access to ice - apply that. If you have an allergy - use your epi pen and get to emergency care or have emergency care get to you asap. ...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
Lots: Remove stingers by scraping along the edge of the skin with a credit card. Clean the area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments. Alternating 10 on & 10 off. A bag of cold peas is very useful for this. You can take a medication like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain - Benadryl for itching. Apppl ya paste made up of 2 parts baking soda and 2 part waters. ...Read more
I think of zyrtec (cetirizine): For hayfever type sxs rather than for an acute allergic reaction. 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. ...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
Adolph's, Not Lupin: If you are referring to the plant, lupin, I have not seen any scientific data published. After the stinger is carefully removed (with the side of a credit card) and the skin is thoroughly cleansed, apply adolph's meat tenderizer. It neutralizes the venom of the bee sting. Or dissolve the meat tenderizer in water and soak a cotton ball in the solution. Apply to the sting for 10 to 15 minutes. ...Read more
Local Reaction?: Typical reaction to bee sting involves a local reaction. Manifests as redness and painful swelling around the site of the sting that usually develops within minutes and resolves within a few hours. In some cases swelling may last 1-2 days. Uncomplicated local reactions may be treated with cold compresses, NSAIDs for pain, and nonsedating antihistamines for itching. Consult Allergist if more severe ...Read more
Baking soda is good: 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. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more