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What do I do if my baby gets a bee sting?
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depending on the age you could give benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Area should be kept clean and dry. Ice numbs the area.

In brief: Depends
Depending on the age you could give benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Area should be kept clean and dry. Ice numbs the area.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Careful observation
Fortunately, the vast majority of people are not allergic to insect stings.
Immediate management of a sting, even in a baby, includes placement of an ice pack on the area and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If a stinger remains, don't try to pull it out. Careful scraping along the skin with a rigid card or otherwise will slowly remove it. If a patient develops hives, Benadryl is the first medication to give.

In brief: Careful observation
Fortunately, the vast majority of people are not allergic to insect stings.
Immediate management of a sting, even in a baby, includes placement of an ice pack on the area and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If a stinger remains, don't try to pull it out. Careful scraping along the skin with a rigid card or otherwise will slowly remove it. If a patient develops hives, Benadryl is the first medication to give.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cold compresses
to the area, you can put a little over the counter hyrocortisone dream on it, If it swells up more call your doctor, If hives or trouble breathing call 911.

In brief: Cold compresses
to the area, you can put a little over the counter hyrocortisone dream on it, If it swells up more call your doctor, If hives or trouble breathing call 911.
Dr. Diane Minich
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