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How can I relieve the pain associated with a bee sting?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

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. Or apply meat tenderizer poultice to the area. 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. Or apply meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911!
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