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I was stung by a bee - don't know if stinger is still in - my foot is swelling - what should I do?
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In brief: See podiatrist soon
You should see a podiatrist soon or go to emergency room for treatment.
You can try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is over the counter.

In brief: See podiatrist soon
You should see a podiatrist soon or go to emergency room for treatment.
You can try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is over the counter.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Treat a bee sting
If you aren't allergic remove the stinger with a metal object (knife) scraping at an angle.
The venom sac keeps pumping until removed. Apply ice to reduce pain/swelling. As a beekeeper i've found rubbing the area with a cut onion for several minutes helps. Avoid scratching and apply calamine lotion as needed. Take heart in that your next sting will be less painful!

In brief: Treat a bee sting
If you aren't allergic remove the stinger with a metal object (knife) scraping at an angle.
The venom sac keeps pumping until removed. Apply ice to reduce pain/swelling. As a beekeeper i've found rubbing the area with a cut onion for several minutes helps. Avoid scratching and apply calamine lotion as needed. Take heart in that your next sting will be less painful!
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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