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There is a bee stinger stuck under skin, how do I remove it safely?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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