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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