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Got stung by a honey bee on toe 2 days ago and foot is swollen. Got tetanus shot and medications yesterday but became purplish today. Is it normal?

Got stung by a honey bee on toe 2 days ago and foot is swollen. Got tetanus shot and medications yesterday but became purplish today. Is it normal?

No: No, I would not say it is normal. It may be just related to the sting, but you may also be developing an infection in that area. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Can Honey bee brandy wine used medically?

Can Honey bee brandy wine used medically?

I couldn't hurt: Probably of NO PROVEN Benefit...but it sounds delicious!

Hope this helps

L'chaim (to LIFE)

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a bee sting (honey bee)?

What is the best remedy for a bee sting (honey bee)?

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

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You have been stung by honey-bee. What home remedy can you use?

You have been stung by honey-bee. What home remedy can you use?

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 is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

Venomous insect: A honey bee is a type of venomous stinging insect. Allergy to it's sting can cause itching all over body), hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, nausea/vomiting, low blood pressure, and passing out. If you have ever had any of these symptoms after being stung, see an allergist for further evaluation. If itching or swelling just localized to sting - likely not allergy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of leg swelling bit by a honey bee?

How to get rid of leg swelling bit by a honey bee?

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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Why swelling and itching so much after a honey-bee sting?

Why swelling and itching so much after a honey-bee sting?

This is related to: Histamine release. 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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How long does a honey bee sting last for? 2 days? 4 days? More?

How long does a honey bee sting last for? 2 days? 4 days? More?

Intense pain: Starts to dissipate in minutes ; by a couple hours the pain intensity is markedly reduced. Pain goes from sharp to dull and is usually resolved within 3 days or so. ...Read more

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How big should a honey bee sting be before you go to the doctor?

Symptoms: It is not the swelling that you look at but symptoms such as bad hives, dizziness, choking sensation- if you have these you need to seek medical help. ...Read more

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My bee sting from a honey bee is itchy and swollen. Should I go to the er?

My bee sting from a honey bee is itchy and swollen. Should I go to the er?

No.: If you are having only local itching, and no difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness you are having a common localized reaction to a bee sting. You may get relief by a cold compress, a mild analgesic like Ibuprofen & an antihistamine like fexofenadine or cetirizine. Some physicians recommend applying Hydrocortisone cream. If on an arm or leg elevating the extremity reduces swelling. ...Read more

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I got stung by a honey bee and my foot is swollen and painful. When will it stop being like this?

I got stung by a honey bee and my foot is swollen and painful. When will it stop being like this?

Intense pain: Starts to dissipate in minutes ; by a couple hours the pain intensity is markedly reduced. Pain goes from sharp to dull and is usually resolved within 3 days or so. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present. ...Read more

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Dr. I hear a huming sound in my both ears continually it has started in last 4/5 years 24hours like honey bee near my ears what is it please.

Dr. I hear a huming sound in my both ears continually it has started in last 4/5 years 24hours like honey bee near my ears what is it please.

Tinnitus: This is our fancy word for ringing in the ears. I would have a discussion with your doctor....There are many questions beyond scope of this area needing answered before giving further advice....And need good exam. ...Read more

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I FEEL ITCHING ON MY ELBOW SIDE IN BOTH HANDS AND THERE ARE VERY SMALL PROTRUSIONS HONEY BEE'S NEST. I AM FEELING THIS FOR LAST 15-20 DAYS OR SO.?

I FEEL ITCHING ON MY ELBOW SIDE IN BOTH HANDS AND THERE ARE VERY SMALL PROTRUSIONS HONEY BEE'S NEST. I AM FEELING THIS FOR LAST 15-20 DAYS OR SO.?

Assessment: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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How do you stop the swelling and itching of a honey bee sting on your arm?

How do you stop the swelling and itching of a honey bee sting on your arm?

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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My daughter got stung by a honey bee on her chest yesterday and its still red and really swollen. This her secound bee sting what does it mean?

My daughter got stung by a honey bee on her chest yesterday and its still red and really swollen. This her secound bee sting what does it mean?

Bee sting: A bee sting area often appears red and swollen. Applying ice and Hydrocortisone cream may help improve the area. If the area worsens or fever develops, or difficulty breathing develops, it requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Honey bee sting on my tongue when I was child that time I didn't care but now in that area it created one boblu like pimple so what to do?

Honey bee sting on my tongue when I was child that time I didn't care but now in that area it created one boblu like pimple so what to do?

Unrelated: No reason to believe that a bubble like lesion on the tongue is related to the prior bee sting. The lesion should resolve within 5-10 days. If not, a physician can examine it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Possible to have a delayed honey bee sting reaction? Got stung two hours ago now hand is starting to puff up.

Possible to have a delayed honey bee sting reaction? Got stung two hours ago now hand is starting to puff up.

Toxic reaction: Allergic reactions to bee stings tend to occur within minutes. Swelling at the site of envenomation after two hours sounds like a normal toxic reaction to the bee venom. ...Read more

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What is bee venom therapy used for?

What is bee venom therapy used for?

Controversial: Bee venom therapy (apitherapy) has been used as an alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis and cases of chronic pain. I have never done it myself but have read about it. At this point I cannot recommend it due to insufficient studies demonstrating a beneficial effect. ...Read more

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That's true that the bee venom can cure from hiv?

HIV and Bee Venom: Nope. This short lived news story was poorly explained. There is a lot of factors that have to be looked at but this was just one of those five minute news stories that do not really address the real HIV infection experience in humans. ...Read more

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How can I get bee venom out quickly?

How can I get bee venom out quickly?

By removing stinger: Asap there will be less of a venom load. Scrape along edge of skin w credit card to remove. 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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Can you tell me more about bee venom?

Can you tell me more about bee venom?

Bee Sting: Melittin is injected into the skin by a bee. This can cause significant sharp pain for a few minutes due to stimulation of pain receptor nerve endings in skin. There can be residual achy pain for several days with tenderness to palpation. Complications can cause longer symptoms. ...Read more

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How does bee venom immunotherapy work?

How does bee venom immunotherapy work?

Makes you immune: After seeing an allergist and being tested...They will make a vaccine from the specif bee causing the allergy (yellow jacket was p etc).Each time you get a shot your immune system begins to develop new cells that make you "resistant" to future stings...You develop immunity. Just like after you get a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bee venom immunotherapy permanent!?

I wanted to know is bee venom immunotherapy permanent!?

For the most part: After completing a course of bee immunotherapy which typically takes about 5 years most patients have long lasting immunity to reaction from further stings. ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

See details: There is no evidence that these supplements have any benefit in preventing joint destruction, deformities and disability. There are conventional medications that do all of these things and often put the disease in complete remission. Why would you want to put you health in jeopardy with unproven therapies? ...Read more