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How to get rid of leg swelling bit by a honey bee?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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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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In brief: BuzzBuzz

The swelling is an allergic reaction to the sting.
Rest elevate contrast warm moist compress with cool compress monitor for infection: ie increasing redness, increasing swelling, fevers, etc... Should begin to subside in a few days.

In brief: BuzzBuzz

The swelling is an allergic reaction to the sting.
Rest elevate contrast warm moist compress with cool compress monitor for infection: ie increasing redness, increasing swelling, fevers, etc... Should begin to subside in a few days.
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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