(Closed) Stung by a bee a week ago, still having problems

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It shouldn’t still be stinging after a week. I’d get it checked out. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Streaking can indicate sepsis. I would go to the doctor in case you need antibiotics. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’d go to the doctor.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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princessanon0125 :  If it’s getting worse, then you should probably seek medical attention.  I don’t think this is emergency room worthy, but I would go to an urgent care.  There are delayed or sustained allergic reactions where even though you are no longer exposed to the allergen, your system putting out an immune response.  Something similar happened to me when I was stung by a bee last summer.  I got an antibiotic ointment and a steroid ointment (to take down the swelling) from my doctor and had to take an antihistamine for several days around the clock.  I also kept washing the area to make sure any residual venom was flushed out.

It sounds like you have the beginning of cellulitis (which is what I had) so I would get it checked out.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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princessanon0125 :  Definitely get it checked by a Dr.    Stings can get infected – the sooner you start an antibiotic, the better.    

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

If it’s burning and swollen that can sometimes means it’s got infected. It’s not an emergency but go to our of hours doctor and they’ll probably give you some antibiotics or cream.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

As someone with the same allergy I’ve been told to always seek medical attention if I am stung. You can have delayed reactions or infections that you may be more prone to because of your allergy. I agree, go to urgent care and get this checked out. 

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