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How long does it take for swelling to go down after a few wasp stings? No allergies to insect stings/bites.

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 more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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How long does swelling take to go down after a bee stings your lip?

How long does swelling take to go down after a bee stings your lip?

Bee sting: The effects of the bee sting should resolve in about 48 hours on your lip. I would recommend taking loratidine or cetirizine for 5 days once daily. ...Read more

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How long should it take for lip swelling to go down from allergic reaction?

How long should it take for lip swelling to go down from allergic reaction?

About 2 wks: Lip swelling from allergy can be a serious condition and one of the early manifestations of anaphylactic shock.. A life threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. Less severe reactions of the contact type can be painful and of great concern and also may be treated. Antihistamines help as does heat to the area to increase blood circulation. Latex allergy may be a concern. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after a allergic reaction?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down after a allergic reaction?

Swelling: It may take a few days for the skin swelling to subside and then the skin will need extra few days to heal from the swelling, it may peel as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the lips swelling to go down after a allergic reaction?

How long does it take for the lips swelling to go down after a allergic reaction?

A day or two: Often lips, eyelids and tongue can be a site for angioedema following an allergic reaction. This is related, but not exactly the same thing as hives (or "urticaria"), and angioedema commonly lasts into the next day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

If you have: Significant swelling due to a sunburn- this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How long will throat swelling remain after bee sting?

How long will throat swelling remain after bee sting?

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

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How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

Weeks to months : Swelling to the fingers is usually the last thing to go away after surgery. As your motion increases your swelling will get better. ...Read more

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How long does it take to go into anaphylactic shock from a bee sting on your leg?

How long does it take to go into anaphylactic shock from a bee sting on your leg?

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

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after injection from dentist?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down after injection from dentist?

Depends: It depends on the amount and type of anesthetic, whether it has vasoconstrictor, your physical health and the speed of your metabolism as well as unknown factors. By the way, you do not swell from the injection, you only feel that way because you are "numb". ...Read more

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How long will it take for my eye swelling to go down after rhinoplasty?

How long will it take for my eye swelling to go down after rhinoplasty?

Weeks: Usually a week or two if you swell a lot. The nasal swelling takes longer to resolve. It helps to keep your head elevated above your heart while sleeping for a week or two to bring the swelling down. Also you can soak gauze in ice water and lay them on your eyes for the first few days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cellulitis swelling in foot to go down?

How long does it take for cellulitis swelling in foot to go down?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How long will it take for swelling to go down with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

How long will it take for swelling to go down with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Depends: It depends on the cause for the swelling. For allergic ones, less than 36 hrs. For other conditions, may be days. ...Read more

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more