2 doctors weighed in:
Ouch I got a bee sting. What should I do?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area.
..Washing 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 go to er.

In brief: See below
Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area.
..Washing 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 go to er.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
Thank
Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In a way see below
Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area.
..Washing 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: In a way see below
Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area.
..Washing 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
Dr. Brian Novick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors