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What is the treatment for bee sting?
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Depends
Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area.
..Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap.

In brief: Depends
Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area.
..Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Bee sting RX
Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card.
Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.

In brief: Bee sting RX
Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card.
Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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