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Help help I was just stung three times by hornets on the arm what should I do I already applied ice and I dont?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Calm down
If you are using ice, great! elevate the extremity above the level of the heart.
This will help with swelling. He you are not having difficulty with breathing (wheezing or trouble getting breath) are not feel as though you are going to pass out, not having hives or other major symptoms and not known to be allergic to stings, then relax. Take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and observe. Otherwise see md or 911.

In brief: Calm down
If you are using ice, great! elevate the extremity above the level of the heart.
This will help with swelling. He you are not having difficulty with breathing (wheezing or trouble getting breath) are not feel as though you are going to pass out, not having hives or other major symptoms and not known to be allergic to stings, then relax. Take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and observe. Otherwise see md or 911.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. John Washburn
Also, make sure your tetanus is up to date for any bite or sting.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Hornet sting tips
Wash 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. Elevate affected area for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911!

In brief: Hornet sting tips
Wash 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. Elevate affected area for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911!
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