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Should I See A Doctors After A Wasp Sting
Penetration of wasp's stinger into flesh. Marked pain & significant itching may be experienced for 1 to 2 hours. Lesser pain / tenderness can take several days to resolve. Swelling may continue to ^ after 24 hours. Swelling usually resolves within a week with redness ...Read more
Systemic Reaction: Localized swelling, pain, and redness around the site of a sting is a normal reaction. You should see an Allergist for venom skin testing if you have ever been stung by a bee and developed any systemic symptoms including generalized itchy skin rash, hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, wheezing, throat closure, joint swelling, dizziness or loss of conciousness. These could be signs that you are allergic. ...Read more
Postinflammatory hyp: This problem is called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and it results from a spot on the skin which gets irritated either but i bug bite or by some other process, and then as healing occurs the body lays down more pigment presumably to protect itself, but it takes months for them to go away. Rest assured, it does go away or can go back to normal skin tone if left alone. ...Read more
Abscess: You can try warm wash cloth applications and neosporin to see if it would subside on its own. But if you are not comfortable and in pain, then you should see your primary care physician and get it drained as applicable. Please do not try to poke it open yourself. That could make the infection worse. I believe this helps. ...Read more
Got stung by a bee, I haven't been stung for years, last time I had to get a shot, its bee 18 hours, so do I need to see a doctor?
Venom allergy: allergic reaction to a bee sting should occur within hours. however, if you have an allergy and have not been stung in awhile, then a new sting can re-sensitize and the next sting has the potential of being deadly. If you think you have a venom allergy, see an allergist for testing in order to quantify risk and to see if potentially life saving immunotherapy is for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was stung by a wasp a few minutes ago. Other than a small, red bump I am not having a reaction. I do have a heart condition. Should I be concerned?
No: Most people who are stung by bees or wasps only have local reactions of pain and swelling which are self-limited. No treatment should be needed. Sometimes homeopathy can help- Apis and Ledum, available at health food stores, are good remedies for wasp stings. See http://thehomeopathiccoach.com/homeopathy-insect-bites-stings/ For other natural remedies see http://tinyurl.com/3m8m2tt ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it troubling you?: Regardless if it is a bruise or an insect bite, if the lesion is troubling you (uncomfortable, painful, unusually itchy, red or swelling) or has remained a bother for an extended period of time then this warrants an evaluation by your local physician. Bruises or insect bites tend to be rather transient and provide a nuisance temporarily--yet your situation seems to have been more persistent. ...Read more
I have allergy to benzocaine. This week I had a rxn to a dental anesthetic, swelling of cheek & throat. How long should I take Benadryl? Need tests?
No: Most people with "iodine allergy" had reactions to xray contrast. This is not an actual allergy (i.e., immune reaction) to iodine, but a side effect of the chemicals in the contrast dye. Even though fish and sea life contain a relatively high amount of iodine, there is no risk for cross-reaction to the contrast material. But, you can become allergic to jellyfish themselves if stung often. ...Read more
Yes, differ manifest: Immediate reactions, ige antibody mediated, are the ones associate with dangerous anaphylaxis (airway obstruction, blood pressure drop, wheezing , hives). Delayed reactions tend to behave differently and have different mechanisms. They tend to be more likely rashes, delayed swellings. Sometimes there are fevers, joint aches but these resolve over time. ...Read more
Hobble: Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take meds like 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. ...Read more
I got a thorn prick and now my finger is swelling. Is this an emergency or can I wait to see my doctor?
My lips have a problem. After a month I tend to see a wound.then it gets fine without any treatment then after some weeks I see another new wound.help?
When you have: The wound see a doc for diagnosis and treatment it needs to be seen to be treated ...Read more
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