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How do you treat a bumble bee sting?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bumble bee Sting

Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute.
Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Tetanus shot is needed every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.

In brief: Bumble bee Sting

Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute.
Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Tetanus shot is needed every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Unlike many other bees - the bumblebees stinger is not barbed. This means that it can sting you repeatedly. It is not common for it 's stinger to become lodged, torn from the bee & left in your skin. If the stinger should be left behind -Remove stinger ASAP by scraping along edge of skin w credit card or other flat edge.
Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

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 see an allergist asap.

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 see an allergist asap.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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