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Should I see a doctors after a wasp sting?

Should I see a doctors after a wasp sting?

Maybe: If you have a mild reaction, No. If you develop hives all over your body or the swelling extends way beyond the site of the sting, then I would seek emergent medical attention. If you ave shortness of breath, then you need to call 911. ...Read more

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Wasp Sting (Definition)

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


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When should I go to a doctor for a bee sting?

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

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What should I do for a bee sting after i get the stinger out?

What should I do for a bee sting after i get the stinger out?

Options: Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal into a paste & apply.Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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Why do you get a dark mark after a bee sting?

Why do you get a dark mark after a bee sting?

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

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When must I see a doctor after a dog bite?

When must I see a doctor after a dog bite?

ASAP: Even if it's a healthy dog that you may own, you should take antibiotics to prevent a severe infection. Plus, it gives you a chance to have the wound evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Spider itchy after one week should I see a doctor?

Spider itchy after one week should I see a doctor?

Best to see Dr.: If 1 week has gone by past a spider bite and it is still giving you issues, then it is best to see a dr. As it could be getting infected as well, requiring a possible antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have a fever after a bunionectomy, should I call the doctor?

If I have a fever after a bunionectomy, should I call the doctor?

YES!!: You should definitely call your doctor if you have a fever after a bunionectomy. Often fever is a sign of infection. Don't delay! ...Read more

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I have an infected cyst. Should I try Neosporin for a few days before seeing a doctor?

I have an infected cyst. Should I try Neosporin for a few days before seeing a doctor?

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

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When should I see a doctor for a bullseyebug bite?

When should I see a doctor for a bullseyebug bite?

Quickly: This is the typical lesion which might indicate lyme disease exposure. This can be treated well when early in its course and if you had this type of lesion, see your family doctor or an infectious disease doctor quickly. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I don't know if I have a bruise or an insect bite. Should i see a doctor?

I don't know if I have a bruise or an insect bite. Should i see a doctor?

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

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How big should a honey bee sting be before you go to the doctor?

How big should a honey bee sting be before you go to the doctor?

Symptoms: It is not the swelling that you look at but symptoms such as bad hives, dizziness, choking sensation- if you have these you need to seek medical help. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Allergy: Should not have any of the caine medications. next time could have anaphylaxis. Most safe way to test is with an allergist. Consider getting Epipen. Benadryl may help in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to iodine and i get stung by a jellyfish, should I be concerned?

If i'm allergic to iodine and i get stung by a jellyfish, should I be concerned?

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

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Could you ever have an allergic reaction to a bee sting several days after a sting?

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

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What should I do with a bee sting on your foot?

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

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When must I call my doctor if I have reaction to a sting?

Bee sting reaction: A mild reaction of redness or local swelling - no red streaking fevers chills such as an infection from the site - yes difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or mouth, body rash - call 911! ...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