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I got stung by a honey bee and my foot is swollen and painful. When will it stop being like this?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Intense pain
Starts to dissipate in minutes ; by a couple hours the pain intensity is markedly reduced.
Pain goes from sharp to dull and is usually resolved within 3 days or so. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present.

In brief: Intense pain
Starts to dissipate in minutes ; by a couple hours the pain intensity is markedly reduced.
Pain goes from sharp to dull and is usually resolved within 3 days or so. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing & breathing, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, confusion & slurring of speech. Anaphylactic reaction can be fatal. Obtain medical care for actual allergic reactions or signs of infection. Take care.
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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.
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