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Stinger Stuck In Skin
Bee sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. 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 or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more
Please help! What happens when you get stung by a bee and you leave part of the stinger in the skin?
Yellow Jackets: Yellow jackets are the gift that keeps on giving! There is no barb on their smooth stinger – so they can remove it after stinging skin. This allows a yellow jacket (which is a wasp) to sting repeatedly. However, occasionally a stinger becomes stuck ; remains lodged in the skin. It may or may not have been a yellow jacket that stung you. ...Read more
I got stung 2 days ago. Not sure what kinda bee it was but I don't think it left a stinger. But it is itching &' I have a knot under my skin &' a rash?
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
My daughter was stung (guessing in her sleep) found and removed a small stinger (clear with reddish tip) from her jaw. There is a hard lump under skin?
I was stung on the finger last September and finger is still swollen and very sore. Is there still another stinger under the skin somewhere?
Maybe: That is a possibility. The body will take sometime to decompose the foreign object. Can you see anything under the skin? At this point, I would not think infection. Another possibility is that the venom of the bee got injected directly into the nerve, since they run superficial in the fingers. Consider visiting the doctor or doing a formal consult to explore other causes. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, Saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Postmortum finding: Skin slippage is the term for the separation of the skin from the underlying tissue in post mortum state this is something that a medical student in gross anatomy or a pathologist doing an autopsy might see. ...Read more
Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more
Skin Safe in Sun: To protect your skin during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen (i recommend min spf 30) and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www. Melanomaresource. Org/index. Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more
CREPEY SKIN WHERE?
EYES, LEGS, FACE, TRUNK, HANDS, ARMS?
AGE AND EXPOSURE TO THE SUN ARE A COUPLE OF FACTORS THAT OFTEN CAUSE THIS CONDITION.
WHY? BECAUSE WE LOSE COLLAGEN AND THICKNESS OF THE UPPER LAYERS OF THE SKIN.
OCCURS MORE OFTEN IN WHITE WOMEN.
BLACK PEOPLE HAVE MORE PROTECTIVE MELANIN CELLS IN THEIR SKIN AND THAT IS WHY THEIR SKIN DOES NOT AGE AS FAST ...Read more
Cream: Use a mild skin cleanser. There are many. Dove, aveeno, (oatmeal) many others. Avoid caustic soaps such as ivory (ph 10!), or antibacterial soaps. Within 3-5 minutes ofter washing rub in one of the newer creams. Cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin products are excellent. Wear warm gloves outside in cold weather. ...Read more
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