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What is the best remedy for a bee sting?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bee stings
Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card.
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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.

In brief: Bee stings
Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card.
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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: In order
1) ice 2) Diphenhydramine 25-20mg PO as tolerated 3) Hydrocortisone 1% oh and please don't pull the stinger out, this causes release of more venom into your body.
Just flick it off.

In brief: In order
1) ice 2) Diphenhydramine 25-20mg PO as tolerated 3) Hydrocortisone 1% oh and please don't pull the stinger out, this causes release of more venom into your body.
Just flick it off.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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