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Wasp sting that has redneas and swelling?

Wasp sting that has redneas and swelling?

Wasp sting: Sorry to hear and know it really hurts. Apply cold compress and call you Dr. office for advice. They know you best. ...Read more

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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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What works against swelling from bee sting?

How to:: 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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Should you elevate a swollen leg from bee sting?

Swollen after bee st: The swelling is due to histamine release and influx of fluid which is going to take time to resolve. Having said that, if it feels better elevated there is no reason it can't be elevated. ...Read more

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If my skin blisters from a bee sting, does it mean i'm allergic to bee stings?

If my skin blisters from a bee sting, does it mean i'm allergic to bee stings?

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

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Tingly hands after a bee sting?

Tingly hands after a bee sting?

It can happen if you: Hyperventilate. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w 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 apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911. ...Read more

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What causes bee sting sensation and tingling?

After sting?: Do you mean after one is stung by a bee or sensation as IF one has been stung? Stings cause local pain with irritants and local allergic reaction with inflammation and histamine release. ...Read more

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Why is the swelling area around the bee sting red and hot?

Why is the swelling area around the bee sting red and hot?

Hallmark symptoms: The bee sting and resultant symptoms are all classically related to allergic or histaminic reactions: red, hot, swollen. If your breathing is labored, seek medical attention asap! with no apparent breathing difficulty, try 25-50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Good luck. ...Read more

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Bee stings cause blisters on feet?

Bee stings cause blisters on feet?

It's possible: It's possible that bee stings cause blister on feet, particularly if you are stung there and have a severe reaction to them. It also can be secondary to a more serious condition of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). ...Read more

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How to treat pain from bee sting on tongue?

How to treat pain from bee sting on tongue?

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

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Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am i allergic?

Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am i allergic?

Possible: Hard to tell as the fire ant bite is often red swollen and itchy just like really allergy. The protein component of the venom is indeed allergenic so subsequent stings may lead to progressively more severe reactions. If this happens see your doc. ...Read more

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Bee sting area swollen and painful. also red line going from the sting sight and up the arm and arm and wrist is swollen?

Phlebitis: This is a medical emergency, you need to go to the emergency room right away as the sting has for some reason got inflammation and possible infection in your veins. ...Read more

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Is swelling from a wasp sting normal on day 2?

Is swelling from a wasp sting normal on day 2?

Yes, can happen: It isn't uncommon to still have some progression of swelling after 24 hours. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take meds like 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 or difficulty breathing? ...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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Stung by a yellow jacket on my eyebrow, no swelling redness or sting marks but pain 3+ hours later.no sign of allergic reaction. should i be worried?

No: Anaphylactic reactions take place within 15 minutes or so. Pain is response sting venom. It should resolve without medications ...Read more

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My bee sting from a honey bee is itchy and swollen? What would be signs of infection?

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My bee sting from a honey bee is itchy and swollen?  What would be signs of infection?

Pus/abscess: If see pus or absces formation then the bee sting site is getting infected. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Stung by 3 bees on hand. Significant swelling, painful, itching and hot to the touch. Used ice, motrin and hot and cold soaks.

Stung by 3 bees on hand. Significant swelling, painful, itching and hot to the touch. Used ice, motrin and hot and cold soaks.

bee stings: Sounds as if you are doing all the right things. If you get significantly worse or you have symptoms like shortness of breath then you should have yor parents take you to the doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a bee sting to stop itching?

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

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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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What works against swelling from bee sting?

How to:: 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 to do when bee sting swelling?

What to do when bee sting swelling?

Baking soda paste: Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda and one part water. Apply in a cloth to effected area of skin. ...Read more

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How can I relieve swelling from a bee sting?

Scrape area with : Some thing flat like a credit card to remove the stinger. Wash with warm water and soap. You can apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda and water to the area. Cool compresses also help. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling from a bee sting?

Bee sting: 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 should I do if I have a bee sting and the swelling wont go down?

The depends on how: Long it has been ; the degree of swelling. Swelling with wasp ; bee stings can sometimes continue for over 24 hours. If a single sting has marked swelling (greater than 4 inches or size of baseball) which is not reducing than medical evaluation is encouraged. In the mean time apply ice for 10 minute intervals (10 on and then 10 off). ...Read more

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Severe reaction to a bee sting on the top of my foot. Swollen and painful. What can I do to reduce swelling and pain?

Er or primary md: Initially cold will help and antiinflammatories such as anvil or Motrin if not contraindicated. Reaction can be treated with oral steroids if necessary. ...Read more

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What do for a bee sting swelling?

What do for a bee sting swelling?

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

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What works against swelling from a bee sting?

What works against swelling from a bee sting?

Bee Sting: You can also use an ice pack to help with swelling. Put a cloth towel between the ice and the skin and do not let the ice stay on the skin for longer than 20 minutes. Letting ice sit directly on the skin or keeping ice on too long can result in frostbite from the ice pack. Make sure you remove the stinger. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the swelling of a bee sting?

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. For swelling – elevate affected area. Benadryl helps w swelling /itching. Make paste - 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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Most trusted means to reduce swelling from a bee sting?

Quick fix: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i stop the swelling of a bee sting?

Can you tell me how could i stop the swelling of a bee sting?

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 works most effectively to take out swelling from a bee sting?

Sharp edge: 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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How can I reduce the swelling that has occurred as the result of a bee sting?

How can I reduce the swelling that has occurred as the result of a bee sting?

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. For swelling – elevate affected area. Benadryl helps w swelling /itching. Make paste -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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Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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Swollen Hands (Definition)

To swell when you sleep fluid that is extracellular mredistributes when you sleep . Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this . A salty meal is a common cause unless ...Read more