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How do you stop the swelling and itching of a honey bee sting on your arm?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Remove stinger ASAP

By scraping along edge of skin w credit card.
Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911!

In brief: Remove stinger ASAP

By scraping along edge of skin w credit card.
Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Ice

Ice and probably benadryl (diphenhydramine).

In brief: Ice

Ice and probably benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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