Antihistamine bee sting

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Hi, Let's not assume bee sting. Is the whole leg swollen or just part? Is the foot and/or ankle swollen? Is your cat licking or paying special attention to a specific site on the leg? Is there any wound or mark, even a scratch on the swollen leg? It could very likely be an infection, or, since he's putting no weight on it at all, it could be broken. Either would account for swelling.
Hi, The familiar symptoms of bee and wasp stings include pain, redness, swelling, and itchiness in the area of the sting. Multiple stings can have much more severe consequences, such as anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that occurs in hypersensitive persons. Emergency medical kits containing self-administrable epinephrine to counter anaphylactic shock are available for allergic people and should be carried by them at all times.
You can try an antihistamine tablet. The problem with bee stings is that after the first sting the body may (not always) become sensitized. The next sting may cause an anaphalactic reaction that results in death. A close friend (a marine, no less) died from that "second sting". You go downhill very quickly. You have shown you are sensitive and should go to a physician who will prescribe a medical "emergency" kit for you to carry with you in the event you are stung again.
Of course, do ask your Dr or make an appt as we are not medical professionals -- just a mom with mega experience with my daughters' allergies which include bee sting. It is probably a delayed reaction since it's take overnight to develop. Wasp stings can be nasty .. please keep us posted.
It seems it was some kind of rare delayed reaction to the bee sting. I thought maybe something had crawled across my face and had a buffet when I was sleeping since it was so long after the sting. When I called the Dr. he thought it was pink eye, until they saw it and the hives around the swollen area. They gave me a round of steroids, but I have no tolerance for most prescription drugs for some reason.
Hello, A bee or wasp sting can cause a skin reaction with redness, swelling, itching, and pain. This is very similar to the appearance of skin that is inflamed by a bacterial infection - a condition sometimes referred to as cellulites. You can take over the counter antihistaminic like benadryl or Claritin.It will help in relieving the itching. If there is any pain involved, then pls take over the counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen(advil).
My five year old son was stung by a bee or wasp 2 weeks ago and has acquired a small lump behind the ear. There are no other symptoms and the lump does not hurt. Is this a reaction to the sting?
Hi, Most bee and wasp stings are not serious. A minor sting can be painful and sometimes cause a little swelling, redness, burning, or itching at the site of the sting. Hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, and ants do not leave their stingers, but bees can. If any part of the stinger remains, scrape it out immediately with your fingernail or the edge of a credit card. Do not push on the stinger, or you may squeeze more poison into the wound.
My forehead was very painful and swollen, but after a lot benedryl and prednisone the symptoms on my head resolved in 3 days. However, 7 hours post bee sting I woke up with hives on my legs, butt, back and arms. There were no new foods, medications, or detergents. I did bring a new foster dog into the household 3 weeks prior to the hives but have since then found her a home. I have now had hives every night for 3 weeks, mostly at night but ocassionally during the day.
I'm not sure why your literature said not to take benedryl except that a true bee sting allergy is a medical emergency and would be justified in the use of teh epi-pen. The concern with cold medications in persons with hypertension and other heart conditions is that some may elevate blood pressure. The ingredients you need to avoid are pseudoephedrine, ephedrine or other epedrine derivatives. Any antihistamine is OK including benedryl, allegra, claritin, etc.
Hello, I started feeling an odd stinging sensation on the side of my foot (little toe side). I thought maybe it was a bee sting but nothing was there. The stinging would come and go so I took a closer look and felt a hard lump the size of a dime right on the bone of my foot. I don't know if it has been there all along or is something new. IT is bone hard and does not move. I have feet that are boney with bunions so I didn't know if this was just another aspect of that.
I have never had anything on my lips, so this is really weird for me. Yesterday I had a steak when I felt a sting on my lips, afterwards my upper lip felt like it was swelling & I looked in the mirror & saw 5 very small white bumps on it & the area around it was red and swollen. I have a tendency to bite my upper lip a lot, which I'm sure isn't helping, & I accidentally burst one or more of the sores.
A longer-lasting case should respond to the manufacturer's recommended dosage of an over-the-counter oral antihistamine. If your hives don't disappear in a few days, you should see a doctor. If you develop symptoms of angioedema or anaphylaxis, get medical help immediately. For chronic or especially troublesome outbreaks of hives, your doctor will probably order a course of prescription antihistamines.
I'm hoping someone on this forum knows a lot more than I do about this subject! For question number one, I would talk to a qualified allergist. Your pharmacist may have some answers as well. Question number 2 is still out of the scope of my "practice," but if a person who suffers from anaphylaxis is on a benzo, IMHO, the use of that med will NOT decrease the likelyhood of an anyaphylatic response.
And I don't usually mention this to people i dont know but look into bee sting therapy (of course unless u are allergic) i know dozens of people who have benefited from this immensely. I know many who have not had pain at all since they did it. One man in particular, a friend of the familiy, had chronic pain in his back for over 30 years and also had diabetes. He did the bee sting therapy for about 6 months and has had no pain since and not one pill.
I had been stung in the past my wasps and had severe reactions to the point when I got to the ER they would immediately bring over the defibrillator cart as they would think they would need it any second. I also have always had two reactions to a single sting. The second one would happen about 8 hours after the first one once the epi wore off. SO I'm not sure where this one came from but I immediately slapped and ice pack on the site of the sting and then headed for the local semi-ER.
Adams injected me with cortisone, which was commonly used to counteract the reaction to a bee or wasp sting. In my case, it almost resulted in my death. Luckily, my regular doctor, Dr. Collins, was notified and rescued me before Dr. Adams could finish his murderous plot!
Since then I have changed psychiatrist. She has put me on Klonipin I am now up to .05 in the am and .25 in the pm, seems to be helping, but still am having some anxiety issues. She says that I cannot stay on this long term which I feel bad about as I have had little to no side effects. She says that it's not good for long term use. She wants to to try other medications very slowly to see if they work so that she can start removing the Klonipin.
Hi Trucking and Linda, I haven't tried icing with Betaseron but did with Avonex. What I am getting is not so much bruising but more like a bee sting. Worse yet I was just treated with a month of antibiotics for an injection site the doctor said was probably MRSA. I do rub the area after I have given the injection. A beta nurse has been out to make sure I am injecting the proper way. I know many people deal with injection site reactions and it is a difficult issue to resolve.
you're taking the Phenergan for the wrong reason. It's not for sinus or bug bites or allergies. Go buy an antihistamine and get rid of the Phenergan. Jay's right. This is addictive behaviour! Good luck and great job on those 20 days!!
Wasps do not leave their sting behind but bees often do. If this happens do not attempt to remove the bee sting with your fingers. Remove with tweezers by gripping the shaft of the sting and not the small sack at the top as this houses the venom and if squeezed injects the remaining venom into the victim. The area around the sting will swell and redden; and may be followed by blistering and an itchy rash.
I really empathize with your situation. Let me tell you what is going on with me, which could have nothing to do with your situation and I certainly wouldn't get really scared reading this or related things on the net until you talk to your doc. Let me start by saying that if you are being sent to a credibly Allergy and Asthma place, you are probably on the right path. I have suffered from severe angioedema most of my life- at least since I was a preteen and I am in my mid thirties now.
I suspect that part of Ada's dizziness is the very low blood pressure seen with adrenal insufficiency. That is also the fatigue and the weakness. Combined with the electrolyte imbalance that also gives more weakness and nausea. Then the dizziness results in more nausea. It really is a vicious cycle. I believe Ada was still in renal insufficiency. The dose of prednisone she was placed on after the hospital was less than the dose she had tapered to before stopping abruptly.
I am currently waiting on test results for Radon for his room due to him having fatigue and headaches, something I also deal with. After that, I started getting bee sting type pains in various body parts as well as breast pain, which an U/S revealed nothing. At this time, my right arm also felt like it was swollen. I paint with my R arm and I was also getting shoulder pain and pinched nerve type feeling and extremely tight muscles on that side of my body.
I have had small capillaries burst in my fingers for years. I get a pinch like a bee sting, then it swells and turns blue and hurts. Saw a really smart doctor about this. She said is is just something that happens occasionally and is not serious. I am healthy and just underwent $60,000. worth of testing and I have nothing wrong.
Are the topical medication effective? Oral antihistamine at bed time may be able to help.This may be a form of hypersensitvity reaction and determining the possible triggers may be difficult but essential.So continue to observe any food, event,conditions or activities that may cause the itchiness.An allergic skin test may help.
I have always suffered with a bad reaction to insect bites all my life, just gnats and horseflies etc. Not wasp or bee stings which I have never had. In August I got a bite on my leg which made all my leg and foot swell up and it took antibiotics and various creams etc to make it go away. It hurt very badly, not itchy, and it took almost 2 months for the bite to go away completely although I still have the mark on my leg.
I initially thought it was because of some cheap make-up remover wipes that I used to take off my mascara. Although I had been using them for a while, they soon started to sting and burn the area around my eyes whenever I used them. The use of any eye make-up other than mascara would result in a stinging sensation, which varied in terms of severity. Moisturiser and even baby-lotion would burn my skin.
I am 58 and have recently developed they red, swollen, painful eyelids. After 4 visists to doctors, no one has any answers. I have always been senestive to different agents, but never been disgnosed with allergies (seems my symptoms to bee stings =, intolerance to antibiotics, & rashes have never been a "real allergy, so doctors don't take take them seriously) I have a good case of ADHD - and I think that diagnosis brings on some wierd conditions that doctors are puzzled with.
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