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How Long Does A Bee Sting Stay Swollen
1-3 days: 1-3 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bee? wasp? hornet?: 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.Yellow jackets can sting AND bite. Marked pain & significant itching may be experienced for 1 to 2 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for swelling to go down after a few wasp stings? No allergies to insect stings/bites.
Wasp stings swelling: Sting reactions can normally take several days to go down but should be improving by then. It may take a week or more to resolve completely. If it is worsening or not improving then you should have it looked at. You could have developed a local skin infection at the site of the sting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 2-4 days: 2-4 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
There should be none: Ideally there should be no throat swelling. Anaphylactic shock can be thought of as a triad of symptoms including hives, respiratory difficulty (excessive throat swelling) and low blood pressure. The presence of one or two of these is an anaphylactoid reaction. Either should be evaluated by a doctor. Carrying an epi-pen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might be in order. Throat swelling can become dangerous quickly. ...Read more
Could be as: Fast as right away.Get a more detailed answer ›
Short time: Usually within minutes to under an hour..Rarely severe symptoms can occur two hours or so later. If you have had serious symptoms after a sting in the past see an allergist asap. There is good testing and a treatment that can essentially " cure" you. Don't hesitate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediate to late: Most often it is immediate to have an anaphylactic reaction sometimes it may take a few minutes. It all depends on how quickly the 'venom' or chemical mediators are released. ...Read more
1-3 days: 1-3 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should i take my son to the er? He has a bee sting with a ugly, swollen red rash about 10-11 inches long. He's breathing fine.
Benedryl: The nasty reactions(breathing pbs) to a bee sting will be evident within 15-20 min if they require er care. Swollen extremities or hives can often be minimized by giving Diphenhydramine (benedryl) in proper doses every 4-6 hrs. If the kid has major sx like abdominal pain & lethargy with the event, a workup by an allergist may be worthwhile soon as rxns can worsen in the future. ...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
Yes.: Everyone is a little different on this. Some get almost no reaction, most gets some minor redness / pain but others get very large local reactions of redness, swelling, pain. Rare individuals will develop systemic and life threatening reactions within minutes - anaphylaxis - involving the airways and circulation. If you develop wheezing, swelling of upper airways or sob see er asap. ...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
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
It's due to release : Of histamine and other chemicals. 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, . ...Read more
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! Seek medical care for milder allergic > ...Read more
Barb removed yet?: 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. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus shot – get it updated. If swelling is diameter is > 4 inches then you could have a mild allergic reaction. ...Read more
Depends: It usually depends on patient sensitivity to the sting. Recommend a medical visit to evaluate and prescribe medications if necessary. ...Read more
Felt what I thought was a bee sting. When I got up there was nothing there. But I have a red dot in that spot that it stung. It is swollen around it?
Possible: While it could be swollen enough that you don't see the stinger, it is also possible there was not one left behind. Not all stinging insects leave the stinger in the skin. So unless you know for sure which type stung you, I wouldn't sorry that you can't find a stinger to remove. Put an ice cube over the red area, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if very itchy (Topical anti-itch creams usually don't work well). ...Read more
Simply monitoring: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
I got a bee sting and it was swollen for a week and it was very itchy, could i be allergic to bee stings?
Management: Your symptoms indicate a mild allergic reaction. If stung again, you may develop a similar or worse reaction. I have attached a link for more information: http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/insect-stings For mild itchiness, an anti histamine is usually part of the management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stick it out: This is not an allergic reaction. You're having a significant toxic reaction to the sting, but it will go away. The only other thing to watch for is redness or pus; if the area becomes hot and red, and the area of redness keeps growing, you may have an infection of the skin, since the stinger usually pushes bacteria into the skin during the sting. You need to see your doctor and start antibiotics. ...Read more
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