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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


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Do I have a bee sting infection? Been 3 days and still itches a lot. Is turning purple and sting site is whiteish and slightly raised. Also warmer.

Do I have a bee sting infection? Been 3 days and still itches a lot. Is turning purple and sting site is whiteish and slightly raised. Also warmer.

Bell venom allergy: It's much more likely that you're allergic to the venom the bee injected into you. Itching is a hallmark of allergy - and if the area is inflamed like that, it's probably all allergy. I would try putting some ice on it (10 min on, 10 min off), take some benadryl or other antihistamine every 6 to 8 hours and see what happens. If you develop a fever, or the rash area extends, you need to show a doc. ...Read more

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What causes a bee sting to stop itching?

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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What can be done to cure an itching bee sting?

What can be done to cure an itching bee sting?

Home tips: 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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What are good remedies for bee sting to relieve itching?

What are good remedies for bee sting to relieve 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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Bee sting still itching badly after 8 days. No visible stinger left. No signs of infection. What should I do?

Bee sting still itching badly after 8 days. No visible stinger left. No signs of infection. What should I do?

Wait: You may be having an allergic reaction to material injected by the bee, and trying a topical steroid which you can get otc would help. Otherwise, it will go away. If it becomes red, hot, hard, tender, see a doctor immediately. ...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 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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I have a bee sting on my bottom of my foot and it itching a lot it red all around it what do I do?

I have a bee sting on my bottom of my foot and it itching a lot it red all around it what do I do?

See below: You may apply 1% hydrocortisone ointment (available over the counter) and take oral benadryl 25 mg 1-2 times daily (caution: this may make you drowsy). If not improved in 1-2 days or worsens, see your PCP or Urgent Care ...Read more

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What could cause a slightly raised, skin colored circle to just appear on my face that looks like a bee sting 2 days ago. No itching, burning...

What could cause a slightly raised, skin colored circle to just appear on my face that looks like a bee sting 2 days ago. No itching, burning...

Many possibilities: Without being able to see this and examine the lesion it is very difficult if not impossible to diagnose. Suggest you show this to your family doctor or to a dermatologist and have it diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

Depends,?? Rxn??: Bee stings can be simple issues that most can ignore. If the stinger remains scrape sideways to remove it & any trailing bee tissue that may have more venom. A cold compress decreases local pain, antihistamines can reduce swelling or itching. Major sting reactions can start with progressive swelling, abdominal pain, cough, difficulty breathing. If so a 911 call/er visit/e[pinephrine would be needed. ...Read more

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I never do sex. There a stinging on my scrotum. The point that itching hurts when walk its so painful. No other symptom I can't see a doctor. How get rid o?

I never do sex. There a stinging on my scrotum. The point that itching hurts when walk its so painful. No other symptom I can't see a doctor. How get rid o?

Probably a cyst...: The clinical profile with limited information as described leads me to think about possible infected sebaceous cyst of the scrotum, which in time will rupture and drain itself but will reappear over time becuase its lining is still there, that is just like a pimple with recurrent infection.
Sorry for being unable to see doctors. But nonetheless, if in doubt, still go to see peofessional.

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What is the treatment for bee stings?

Allergy Shots: Bee sting allergy can be life threatening. Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bee stings?

Bee Stings: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching. And some people suggest making a paste of baking soda and meat tenderizer, and applying it to the site. ...Read more

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Is there treatment to build immunity to bee stings? A few years ago I broke out in hives all over my body after a sting. I carry an epipen (epinephrine).

Is there treatment to build immunity to bee stings? A few years ago I broke out in hives all over my body after a sting. I carry an epipen (epinephrine).

Absolutely.: I strongly disagree with the previous answer. Venom immunotherapy is absolutely effective for patients with bee sting allergy. Vit, administered to the proper patient, in the proper doses, by a bc allergist, reduces one's risk for anaphylaxis to "bee stings" from 40-70% risk to the low single digits. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my swollen finger from last nights mosquitos? Itches a lot too!

How do I get rid of my swollen finger from last nights mosquitos? Itches a lot too!

Try Ice: If you ice the fingers with the mosquito bites, they will be less itchy. This has been the most helpful "at home" treatment for itchy mosquito bites. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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