A family member got stung by a bee and it really hurts, are there any remedies for bee stings?

Remedies. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.

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When do I need to seek clinical treatment for a bee sting?

Allergic reaction. If you have swelling of mouth, lips, tongue or airway with hives and /or shortness of breath - this mandates immediate medical attention. If you have an epi-pen this would be the right time to use it. Read more...

What is the best remedy for a bee sting (honey bee)?

See below. Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area...Washing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap. Read more...
In a way see below. Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area...Washing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap. Read more...
Not so fast. I agree with everything that dr. Novick says about bee sting allergy or anaphylaxis - except the way he said it. If stung by a bee, wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, or fire ant you experience hives all over the body, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or loss of consciousness call 911 or go to the nearest er. After acute symptoms have subsided an allergist can test you for bee allergy. Read more...
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. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! Read more...

Which natural remedy can cure a infected bee sting?

Med eval. If you have an actual infection - it would be prudent to have it medically evaluated. There are many excellent remedies that can be used if this is not infectious problem. Read more...

What is the treatment for a honey bee sting on my finger and I have swelling as well as burning?

Tx. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. Read more...

How can I get treatment for a bee sting?

Ice. There are many different remedies for an insect sting. I like to use an ice cube and rub the site down. For me this helps relieve the stinging pain. There are over the counter remedies that you can use if you have them with you when you get stung. It seems like i always have some ice around. Read more...
Bee sting. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! Read more...

What can I do to take care of and remedy a bee sting allergy?

Bee sting allergy. The only cure is to get desensitized to bee venom by receiving venom desensitization from your board certified allergist. The treatment has a high success rate. Find a local allergist at aaaai.Org or acaai.Org. Read more...

What is the best bee sting remedy?

Baking soda is good. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! Read more...

What is the best remedy for a bee sting?

In order. 1) ice 2) Diphenhydramine 25-20mg PO as tolerated 3) Hydrocortisone 1% oh and please don't pull the stinger out, this causes release of more venom into your body. Just flick it off. Read more...
Bee stings. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. Read more...