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How long will the pain after a bee sting typically last?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: A few hours

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

In brief: A few hours

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
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