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What To Do If Foot Is Swollen By Bee Stung
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
The bottom of my foot is swollen from a bee sting, now my leg is hurting should I go to the doctors?
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
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
Hi my daughter stepped on a bee and I had to pull the stinger out. Her foot is swollen, it’s numb, red and she can’t move it too much. Is this normal? This is her first bite, she’s 13 so I’m a lil worried I’m thinking of taking her to the hospital.
Initial treatment: For a bee sting is ICE, Benadryl, and Motrin. Your daughter is old enough to receive these medications. The dosages can be found on the bottle. If the reaction is worrying you however, its fine to have a physician take a look at an urgent care or ER if symptoms seem to be throughout her body in any way. ...Read more
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?
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
I was bit by something on the outside of my left ankle 2 months ago. It stung very bad for about 15 min then itched. Yes I did scratch. There was no noticeable sore than or now but the back of my foot is swollen on both sides. It's not red just swollen.
See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your bite, but it does need attention. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes.: Everyone is a little different on this. Some get almost no reaction, most gets some minor redness / pain but others get very large local reactions of redness, swelling, pain. Rare individuals will develop systemic and life threatening reactions within minutes - anaphylaxis - involving the airways and circulation. If you develop wheezing, swelling of upper airways or sob see er asap. ...Read more
Ice, cool soaks: Since you survived the sting and were not allergic, I would just treat the symptoms. A bee sting is not otherwise dangerous, you do want to remove the stinger with a tweezer and use antiseptic. Applying ice can ease the pain, watch for signs of infection. ...Read more
Common: You can rub in cortisone. Prescription cortisones are more potent, much more effective, than otc. ...Read more
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Ice, elevation, rest:
Ice, elevation and compression couples with rest will help the swelling go down if you have had a minor sprain.
If this swelling is from any other reason you need to seek medical help to determine the cause. It could be gout, infection or even a clog in an artery or vein. ...Read more
Infection: If you are sure it was a bug bite and your whole foot is swollen it is quite possible you have a infection and yes this could be serious if left not treated see your podiatrist or family doctor and be accessed. ...Read more
Bee sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take 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, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more
Feet are complex: ...structures that, even when standing, individually must bear 1/2 of your body weight. Walking puts more strain on them and being overweight even more. When the weather's hot, blood flow to your arms & legs increases. Leaky capillaries & weak veins can cause fluid to move from the blood vessels into the body tissues. The combination of strain on the feet & hot weather can cause feet to swell. ...Read more
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