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I got stung by a bee on my calf yesterday and it is very swollen, red, hot, itchy, and painful. Am i allergic?

I got stung by a bee on my calf yesterday and it is very swollen, red, hot, itchy, and painful. Am i allergic?

Not really : Your tissues are responding to toxic bee venom. If you were truly allergic you might have tightness of bronchial passageways within first few minutes & difficulty breathing. Apply an oatmeal paste for itching. Cold compresses will tend to reduce swelling. Hot shower might make swelling worse. Take otc tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for discomfort. Elevate the arm. All should resolve in few days. ...Read more

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A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow.they are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?

A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow.they are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?

Insect bite?: Use over the counter antihistaminics such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) according to the instruction on the medication container. Plus topical over the counter Hydrocortisone. If it does not get any better in a couple days see your doctor. ...Read more

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Some kind of skin infection. signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?

Some kind of skin infection. signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?

Exam: You must be examined and evaluated and the blister fluids must be cultured. Since you did not mention how long this has been going on, I would assume this is a skin infection. ...Read more

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I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

Hives vs bites: The question is whether these are bites or hives indicating an allergic response to something internal or external. If the welts clear after a day only to appear elsewhere, this would favor an allergic reaction to food,medication,etc rather than insect bites which last several days at each site. Antihistamines relieve hives and the itching of bites. See your MD as needed. ...Read more