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Got stung by a bee yesterday afternoon, and as of this morning sharp pain hurts to take a deep breath on my right side just below my bra. Help?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Costochondritis

i have seen a few cases of costochondritis in my years of practice that seemed to be incited by a Hymenoptera sting, especially if the sting occurred on the rib cage.

In brief: Costochondritis

i have seen a few cases of costochondritis in my years of practice that seemed to be incited by a Hymenoptera sting, especially if the sting occurred on the rib cage.
Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch
Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Also, there are nerves that run along the underside of the ribs (intercostal nerves) that are very sensitive. If the bee venom affected one these nerves, it could cause the pain you're describing. Ice, OTC pain meds like ibuprofen and relative rest for a day or so should help you feel better.
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