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My bee sting from a honey bee is itchy and swollen? What would be signs of infection?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pus/abscess

If see pus or absces formation then the bee sting site is getting infected.
You may need antibiotics.

In brief: Pus/abscess

If see pus or absces formation then the bee sting site is getting infected.
You may need antibiotics.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Early redness ;

Swelling may be a normal reaction to a bee sting.
However if the area continues to swell, has red streaks, pustulent drainage, becomes more tender ; painful rather than less tender and painful - then it may be infected and would require evaluation.

In brief: Early redness ;

Swelling may be a normal reaction to a bee sting.
However if the area continues to swell, has red streaks, pustulent drainage, becomes more tender ; painful rather than less tender and painful - then it may be infected and would require evaluation.
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