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I got stung by a honey bee and my foot is swollen and painful. When will it stop being like this?

I got stung by a honey bee and my foot is swollen and painful. When will it stop being like this?

Intense pain : Starts to dissipate in minutes ; by a couple hours the pain intensity is markedly reduced. Pain goes from sharp to dull and is usually resolved within 3 days or so. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present. ...Read more

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The bottom of my foot is swollen from a bee sting , now my leg is hurting should I go to the doctors?

The bottom of my foot is swollen from a bee sting , now my leg is hurting should I go to the doctors?

Maybe,maybe not: I would take some diphenhydramine (benedryl) and give it another day.Swelling and discomfort are common with this process. If you are not sure it was a bee, or if the pain requires more than over the counter meds, an office visit may be worth the effort ...Read more

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Got stung by a honey bee on toe 2 days ago and foot is swollen. Got tetanus shot and medications yesterday but became purplish today. Is it normal?

Got stung by a honey bee on toe 2 days ago and foot is swollen. Got tetanus shot and medications yesterday but became purplish today. Is it normal?

No: No, I would not say it is normal. It may be just related to the sting, but you may also be developing an infection in that area. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I been bit by a bee now my foot is swollen and its trying to get numb going up to my leg. What can I do i'm feeling kind a funny, nervous

I been bit by a bee now my foot is swollen and its trying  to get numb going up to my leg. What can I do i'm feeling kind a funny, nervous

Med eval.: Infection. If you now have significant swelling resulting from a bee sting you may have an allergic reaction or an infection. Either of these warrant medical attention. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee on saturday, my foot is still extremely swollen and extremely itchy what should i do?

I got stung by a bee on saturday, my foot is still extremely swollen and extremely itchy what should i do?

Secondary infection?: You may have developed "cellulitis," a secondary bacterial skin infection due to introducing germs to the site from the bite itself, or from scratching the hive (which should have resolved). Take a pen and draw an outline around the whole red area & monitor the swelling. Should be shrinking. Worth an ASAP visit to the doc who may prescribe an antibiotic pill and diphenhydramine or Atarax (hydroxyzine) for itch. ...Read more

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Severe reaction to a bee sting on the top of my foot. Swollen and painful. What can I do to reduce swelling and pain?

Severe reaction to a bee sting on the top of my foot. Swollen and painful. What can I do to reduce swelling and pain?

Er or primary md: Initially cold will help and antiinflammatories such as anvil or Motrin if not contraindicated. Reaction can be treated with oral steroids if necessary. ...Read more

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Got stung by a wasp/bee in my toe at 10 am yesterday am, now its all blistered, draining an swollen down to the middle of my foot?

Got stung by a wasp/bee in my toe  at 10 am yesterday am, now its all blistered, draining an swollen down to the middle of my foot?

Should see a Doctor: The blistering worries me and the drainage could be due to added infection. You may need antibiotics and the area needs cleaned up and covered with a Dressing. Go see a doctor today before this problem gets worse. ...Read more

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Just been stung by a bee in my toe now area is swollen and have a lump feeling in my thoart now just slightly ?

Just been stung by a bee in my toe now area is swollen and have a lump feeling in my thoart now just slightly ?

May need to Call: 911 as you may be experiencing the beginning of a significant allergic reaction. Do you have a a documented bee allergy? Do you have an epi-pen? Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? If yes, this is an emergency. You also need a tetanus shot every 10 years. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen and itchy? Could it be a bee sting or something like that?

Could be: Where you stung? It could also be the beginning of athletes foot fungus, or a bacterial infection if the toenail is ingrown. ...Read more

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I was stung by a bee yesterday on my toe. The toe is still swollen, red, itchy and also numb. Anything I can do?

I was stung by a bee yesterday on my toe. The toe is still swollen, red, itchy and also numb. Anything I can do?

Yes.: The redness and swelling are part of the bodies reaction to the bee sting. The histamine reaction and swelling of the toe are likely the reason for the pressure on the nerve and numbness you are feeling. Ice and elevation will help as well as an antihistamine (ie..OTC Benedryl). Give this a day or two and if it does not begin to resolve follow up with the foot doc. ...Read more

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A bee stung ne on saturday and most of my foot is starting to swell. Help?

A bee stung ne on saturday and most of my foot is starting to swell. Help?

Don't the times : Frame from sting to swelling. But severe swelling warrants medical evaluation. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing ; breathing, >. ...Read more

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Why is my bee sting swollen again?

Why is my bee sting swollen again?

Local Reaction?: Typical reaction to bee sting involves a local reaction. Manifests as redness and painful swelling around the site of the sting that usually develops within minutes and resolves within a few hours. In some cases swelling may last 1-2 days. Uncomplicated local reactions may be treated with cold compresses, NSAIDs for pain, and nonsedating antihistamines for itching. Consult Allergist if more severe ...Read more

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The+ball+of+my+foot+is+swollen and hurts ?

The+ball+of+my+foot+is+swollen and hurts ?

Ball of foot pain: Numerous conditions can cause this. See a podiatrist and get an x-ray and maybe an mri. Conditions can include but, not limited to a stress fracture, cyst, even tumor. ...Read more

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My right foot is swollen. What should I do?

My right foot is swollen. What should I do?

See your doctor: Many things can cause swelling of the feet. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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The ball of my foot is swollen. What could it be?

The ball of my foot is swollen. What could it be?

Swollen: As you can see from the other answers , there a number of possible causes. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and determination of the cause and formulation of a treatment plan . ...Read more

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