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What should you do when stung by a bee?

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Dr. Mitchell Grayson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Venom allergy?

If after the sting, you begin to have any shortness of breath, itching (usually on the palms or soles), hives (red, raised rash), feel lightheaded, and so forth, you should immediately use your self-injectable epinephrine, and seek immediate medical attention.
If you do not have Epinephrine available, you need to seek immediate medical attention (i.e. Call '911').

In brief: Venom allergy?

If after the sting, you begin to have any shortness of breath, itching (usually on the palms or soles), hives (red, raised rash), feel lightheaded, and so forth, you should immediately use your self-injectable epinephrine, and seek immediate medical attention.
If you do not have Epinephrine available, you need to seek immediate medical attention (i.e. Call '911').
Dr. Mitchell Grayson
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Dr. Mitchell Grayson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Don't panic!

Then simply flick the stinger/venom sack out of your skin, and apply ice and topical steroid cream. The swelling should go down in a few days.
If the swelling is severe, you may want to see your doctor, as steroid pills may help.

In brief: Don't panic!

Then simply flick the stinger/venom sack out of your skin, and apply ice and topical steroid cream. The swelling should go down in a few days.
If the swelling is severe, you may want to see your doctor, as steroid pills may help.
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