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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?

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