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Jellyfish Sting Itching A Week Later
Yes: Yes, it can itch for a few days. ...Read more
Stung by wasp three days ago. No bad reaction. But woke this morning to large red area around sting and itching. Any advice?
Hydrocortisone cream: apply to the affected area 2-4 times daily as needed for itching. Taking an over-the-counter antihistamine may also be helpful. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will probably help with the itching and redness but may cause sleepiness. Loratadine (Claritin) and cetirizine (Zyrtec) are non-sedating antihistamine which can be taken daily and may be helpful. If not helpful, you may need a prescription medication. ...Read more
I got stung by 15 jellyfish last week it hurt for an hour then all signs disappeared exactly week later they reappeared swollen & itchy is it normal?
Not: Uncommon to have the affected area have a delayed flare of irritation. Local treatment with creams or some oral benedryl will help. Should go away in a day or two ...Read more
Minutes usually: Reactions to insect stings and foods typically occur within minutes to an hour or so after the actual exposure (sting or eating the food). For reactions that happen many hours or days later, it is very unlikely that it was caused by exposure to that allergen. See an allergist if you have additional questions or concerns. ...Read more
Stung by a jellyfish in Columbia 4 days ago. That night a painful rash & huge blister appeared. Taking antihistamine & applying neosporin. What else?
Poss. bee sting/insect bite 1wk ago. Had pain for 2days, itchy 1day, then ok. Woke up yesterday w/ red itchy blotches around sting area. What's wrong?
Not unusual: This is not that uncommon a reaction from a sting. If it does not have pus in it, the problem will likely resolve in a few days. If the problem is persistent, then one needs to consider whether part of the stinger was left in the sting site. If there is pus (unlikely for bee sting), then an antibiotic may be required.See doctor if problem persists or gets worse. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Rishton: Allergic symptoms: wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, throat tightness, slurring of speech, hoarseness, difficult swallowing, weakness, fainting, mental confusion, hives or swelling of lips, tongue, throat or mouth- severe allergic reactions can be treated w self- injectable Epinephrine (epi-pen or ana-kit). Even if your’e feeling better you still need medical care because. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WASP STING ITCHY: YES. WASP STINGS CAN BE ITCHY, HOT, SWOLLEN, AND PAINFUL FOR HOURS FOLLOWING A STING. A PASTE MADE OF UNSEASONED MEAT TENDERIZER WITH A FEW DROPS OF WATER CAN HELP IF DONE AS SOON AS THE STINGS ARE NOTICED. OVER THE COUNTER CORTISONE CREAMS CAN OFTEN HELP. FOR PERSISTENT ITCHING, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more
stung by a bee? Stinger not in skin but redness around stung area bee sting was yesterday at what time if red not have fad should start to worry
Got stung a week ago. Now itching and a rash. Not raised. Spreading. Slightest touch..severe itching. Cause for concern?
Itch: Do you know what stung you? You certainly want to avoid that creature in the future. It sounds like you are having and allergic reaction - there should not be any immediate concerns if you are not having difficulty breathing and not significant swelling. You can take an antihistamine for relief and watch for spreading redness - this could be a sign of infection. Consider allergy testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stung by a bee 11 days ago stinger was left in for 72 hours 11 days later still red,sore burns when touched by hand and peroxide should I be seen?
Bee sting : Yes. You need to be seen, evaluated and then treatment recommended. Too bad we can't have you seen picture. Maybe that is coming. ...Read more
Possible to have a delayed honey bee sting reaction? Got stung two hours ago now hand is starting to puff up.
Toxic reaction: Allergic reactions to bee stings tend to occur within minutes. Swelling at the site of envenomation after two hours sounds like a normal toxic reaction to the bee venom. ...Read more
After sex a friction burn immediately appeared. 1 week later a few water blisters . Occasional tingling and itching. Lots of sweating. Herpes or not?
Stung by a yellow jacket on my eyebrow, no swelling redness or sting marks but pain 3+ hours later.no sign of allergic reaction. should i be worried?
Meat tenderizer: Try using cold compresses on it for about 20-30 minutes several times a day. Iin between you might make a paste of meat tenderizer and apply it to the bite. The enzymes in the tenderizer rill help to extract the venom and reduce the swelling and itching. ...Read more
Had reaction to yellowjackets or bumble bees as child. Nothing till today when had intense itchy bumps. Could I be allergic to insect sting?
Yes you could: Before you get stung again and have a potentially nasty reaction, why not visit your allergist for re-testing. You might want to have antihistamines on hand. ...Read more
Connection not likely : Hives 1 1/2 wks after having been stung by a bee are probably not from the sting but rather a reaction to some food eaten, medication being taken, a soap or shampoo or other substance to which you have been exposed, or even a reaction to a bacterial or viral infection. Antihistamine is often helpful along with cool compresses. If not better in few days, suggest evaluation by your primary care provider. ...Read more
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