How do you treat bee stings?

See Allergists. Bee sting reactions can be relatively benign to life ending. In general local reactions to sting require symptomatic treatment. Reactions that occur away from sting site like hives, wheezing, lip or tongue swelling require more aggressive treatment like immunotherapy. Rarely, bee sting reactions uncover another disease called mastocytosis. Proper tx requires seeing an allergist.
Many ways. Mild reactions don't need to be treated. Increasing redness over a few days suggests an infection of the skin that requires treatment with antibiotics. Allergic reactions such as hives, wheezing or shock should be evaluated. Carrying an Epinephrine autoinjector keeps people alive until they get to the er, but the only real treatment for bee sting allergies is immunotherapy from an allergist.

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How do you treat a bumble bee sting?

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.
Bumble bee Sting. 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. Tetanus shot is needed every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.

How to treat bee stings?

Cold compress &. .. Bee sting in individuals without history of severe allergic reaction to bee venom, cold compress and analgesics should be enough. Individuals with bee venom allergy should get Epipen (epinephrine) shot right away.
Bee stings tx. Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take meds like 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. See below:.

How should bee stings on a 2 yr old treated?

Antihist/anitinflam. Bee venom induces a response that is inflammatory and causes histamine release. Therefore, antihistamines (benadryl, zyrtec) and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen or aleve) taken 3times/day for 3days (one time/day for zyrtec) will reduce the response to the venom.
Depends on severity. Oral pain medicine and cool compress or icepack can help. If there is any trouble breathing, widespread rash, tongue swelling, seek medical attention asap.

I wish to know how to treat wasp and bee stings?

See below. For non-allergic people, simple first aid is good. Remove any stingers by scraping off the stinger, place ice to the area for 20" every hour as needed, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itch and swelling, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, wash the area with soap and water, can use antibiotic ointment over area, and make sure tetanus shot is current (within 10 years). If allergic reac, resp probs, etc. - 911!
Remove stinger. By scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin help pain. Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Or you can apply meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911!

What are the symptoms of bee stings?

Usually mild symptms. Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing 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.
Varies. Bee sting reactions can range from mild irritation at sting site to life threatening reactions to death. Any sting that causes more than local irritation needs thorough evaluation and treatment. Venom immunotherapy has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the risk of systemic reaction to future stings.

What does it mean if a bee stings you?

Variable. Most often a bee sting causes localized pain, swelling, itching ; redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea or vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, etc.