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How long effects from a bee sting last?
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Few hrs usually
But occasionally for many hrs.
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: Few hrs usually
But occasionally for many hrs.
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
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually an hr or few
But sometimes the swelling and itching can last many hrs.
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 & 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 allergist.

In brief: Usually an hr or few
But sometimes the swelling and itching can last many hrs.
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 & 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 allergist.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: A few days
1-5 days.
If they last much longer, are associated with increasing swelling, redness, tenderness and heat or fever, call your physician for instructions.

In brief: A few days
1-5 days.
If they last much longer, are associated with increasing swelling, redness, tenderness and heat or fever, call your physician for instructions.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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