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Stings (Overview)

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 us have gone through.


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How can I avoid insect stings?

How can I avoid insect stings?

Clothing, repellants: Long-sleeved clothing, shoes, hats to cover where you can when weather permitting. Bug-repellant sprays may also help. Minimize outdoor time during dusk/dawn hours. Clear your yard of excessive shrubs/trees, storage places, cut-woods, stagnant water etc... These measures should help reducing the chance of getting bugged! good luck. ...Read more

Stings (Overview)

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 us have gone through.


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What coud cause a stinging pain after sex?

What coud cause a stinging pain after sex?

See below: One reason you suffer pain could be an infection. Some men suffer an infection of the urinary tract which causes a burning and stinging sensation when urinating. If you feel you have an infection you must see a doctor as a course of antibiotics will be required to clear it up. If you have been having unprotected sex it could also be that you have caught a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Treating Bee Stings (Checklist)

Apply a cold pack to the sting
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Take an antihistamine
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If you can't breathe, your throat is tight, or you have hives, go to the emergency room
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Contact lens stinging feeling, what to do?

Contact lens stinging feeling, what to do?

Take them out!: If you get pain or redness with your contacts, do not wear them. Try again in 24 hours. If you still have symptoms, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Upper left back burning and stinging pain?

Ans: Did you have trauma to the back? You need to give a good history. Could be muscular or herneations see your doctor ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve feel like stinging pain?

Does a pinched nerve feel like stinging pain?

nerve pain: Be relaxed, as the burning, stinging searing pain is sign of minimally impaired nerve, which is still alive and signaling need for intervention. If pain spontaneously dissipates, might be sign of worsening of nerve function. ...Read more

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Does acetic acid cause mild stinging in wound?

Does acetic acid cause mild stinging in wound?

It can: It all depends on the concentration. I do not recommend acetic acid/vinegar from the kitchen. Acetic acid wound dressings are effective against certain kinds of bacteria (such as pseudomonas) and can sometimes cause sensitivity or irritation. If your doctor prescribed this, make them aware of your problem. ...Read more

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Does zymar cause stinging; is that just normal?

Does zymar cause stinging; is that just normal?

Yes: The most frequently reported side effect of both prescription & otc eye drops is stinging. Should be a temporary discomfort. If it persists, notify the doc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stings?

What is the definition or description of: stings?

Bite from an insect : 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 us have gone through. ...Read more

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What causes pins and stinging feeling in my thighs ?

What causes pins and stinging feeling in my thighs
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Pinched nerve?: Usually that type of feeling is coming from the nerves being pinched or pushed on somehow. The skin neves run along the top of the thigh, so make sure you are not wearing tight pants. Also, leaning against a counter for several hours can cause that. They can also be getting pinched due to arthritis or other problems in the spine. That is more likely at your age. I'd see your doc to get checked. ...Read more

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What does a stinging pain in you right testical mean?

What does a stinging pain in you right testical mean?

Rule out infection: A physical exam is needed to differentiate inflammatory pain versus an infection of the testicle or epididymis. If the pain is severe and acute in nature need to rule out a torsion (or twisting) of the cord in an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a stinging reaction to dildo, why could this be?

You could be: Allergic to the material it is made from. You could be allergic to lubricant. Your tissues could already be sensitive (i, e. From yeast infection). ...Read more

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I have a stinging bee sensation on my inner upper right?

I have a stinging bee sensation on my inner upper right?

Need more info.: I am sorry I cannot answer your question completely.
If you could add more elements as to how long
you have been feeling this sensation and add any other accompanying symptoms, this would be helpful. Also, do you find that the stinging sensation worsens with certain activities or does it get better with rest? Is it accompanied by swelling or fever? I would recommend following up with an MD/DO. ...Read more

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What happens if my skincare product stings, should I continue using it?

What happens if my skincare product stings, should I continue using it?

Stop using it! : Excellent skin care products should never sting or burn. You are reacting to something in the formulation that's too harsh for your skin type. You could end up inflamed or worse. Give your skin a break for now from that product. Get a refund! ...Read more

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I have stinging pain when I am on my menstration cycle what's causing it? Please help

I have stinging pain when I am on my menstration cycle what's causing it? Please help

Dysmenorrhea: By stinging pain do you mean cramps in the lower abdomen.It is quite common and can be treated with non steroidal pain meds. But if not already done consult your Gynecologist and get checked to rule out any other condition. If there is no allergy and no history of stomach ulcer and approved by your doctor, you may try Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium .But get a check up first ...Read more

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How do you avoid wasp stinging you? They have a nest outside my door. Knock it down with broom?

How do you avoid wasp stinging you? They have a nest outside my door. Knock it down with broom?

Spray at night: Your local hardware store has sprays for this purpose. It's best to use them at night, when the wasps are in the nest and don't want to fly. However, there is a risk of getting stung. If you don't want to take this risk, particularly if you've ever had an allergic reaction to an insect sting, it is best to call a local pest extermination to get rid of the nest. Let the pros take the risk. ...Read more

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I have just had a short stinging dull stingin pain in the left side of my chest just to the left of the left pictorial?

Not uncommon : The mechanism must involve a small nerve, similar to an eyelid twitch. Perhaps there was a minor injury, strain or trauma (that you don't recall..also common:) I don't believe it is the sign of something more ominous down the road, such as MS. It can be classified as a minor annoyance, and you can be reassured. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had 5 back fusionsp not 1 of them worked. I am having burning, stinging and disconfort when i sit down, ?

What to do if I have had 5 back fusionsp not 1 of them worked. I am having burning, stinging and disconfort when i sit down, ?

Spinal Cord Stim: If this many surgeries have not helped DO NOT GET ANOTHER SURGERY EVER! See a Pain/spine specialist that is NOT A SURGEON. They may be able to offer some relief from your ongoing pain. You may be a candidate for a spinal cord stimulator which helps with pain like you have. Alternatively, there can be other reasons like facet abnormalities or you may still have nerve root impingement. ...Read more

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Getting sharp pain and a stinging pain from both right and left abodinal more on the right what could this be and is it serious?

Wrong Place to Ask: I am sorry that you are having problems, however, doctors on this public site cannot diagnose or prescribe. We do not have access to be able to ask further questions and get answers. We cannot comment on any medication unless you provide the name. You need to take your questions to HealthTap Virtual Consultation. If you are from Texas, I will be glad to help you. www.healthtap.com/DrJones. ...Read more

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Sometimes i would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?

Sometimes i would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is an abnormal condition in which you feel a sensation of burning, numbness, tingling, itching or prickling. Paresthesia can also be described as a pins-and-needles or skin-crawling sensation. Paresthesia most often occurs in the extremities, such as the hands, feet, fingers, and toes, but it can occur in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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For 4 months something feels like its crawling on me and stinging me. It really happens when it gets hot. I now see brown specks on my skin.

For 4 months  something  feels like its crawling  on me  and stinging  me. It really  happens when it gets  hot. I now see brown specks on my skin.

Need exam: It would be best evaluated by physical exam. Have a doctor or mid level provider examine you. if your regular doctor agrees, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp stinging pain on my right side of my head its gets worse when am laying down and i turn my head or when i sit and turn my head?

I've been having sharp stinging pain on my right side of my head its gets worse when am laying down and i turn my head or when i sit and turn my head?

Pain is Urgent: This is most likely not the forum for this problem. You are having acute pain and symptoms that must be evaluated in person by a trusted medical expert. Please get in to see your physician soon. ...Read more

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Hi. I get stinging pain in the centre of my chest ( slightly to the right ) when I smoke or exhale , but it's only somedays .also when I bend forward.

Hi. I get stinging pain in the centre of my chest ( slightly to the right ) when I smoke or exhale , but it's only somedays .also when I bend forward.

Pinched nerve: This sounds like a discomfort emanating in the rib cage and could be a pinched intercostal nerve or irritable/inflamed muscle. Certainly you should not smoke nevertheless. See your Physician for evaluation and further advice if symptoms persist or if a cough develops. ...Read more