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My 4 year old granddaughter was stung by a bee on her left

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My 4 year old granddaughter was stung by a bee on her left cheek under her eye Thursday evening. She has definite swelling to the eye and deep reddening under and surrounding the eye, like bruising. My daughter doesn't like "doctors" which is nuts!! I have given her a benedryl this morning but the label says to get a doctors authorization before using it. What can I do .. my granddaughter says she's feeling better now. Is it too late for treatment? What can I do?

Dr. James :

Hello.

Customer:

Hello Dr.

Customer:

My 4 year old granddaughter was stung by a bee on her left cheek under her eye Thursday evening. She has definite swelling to the eye and deep reddening under and surrounding the eye, like bruising. My daughter doesn't like "doctors" which is nuts!! I have given her a benedryl this morning but the label says to get a doctors authorization before using it. What can I do .. my granddaughter says she's feeling better now. Is it too late for treatment? What can I do?

Dr. James :

Is the swelling better?

Customer:

Yes it is

Dr. James :

The benadryl will help with the allergic reaction to the bee sting.

Dr. James :

cool compresses will help as well for the swelling.

Dr. James :

though these are most effective when it first occur, can still be helpful days later.

Dr. James :

if the swelling is not improving, there can be concern for infection.

Dr. James :

if that is the case, she should see a doctor for evaluation.

Customer:

It's the discoloration surrounding the eye and lid area. She did remove a small black object from it this morning. I believe it was a part of the stinger. Okay, so I'm doing the right thing. She says her eye is blurry, will this clear up as well?

Dr. James :

The blurriness can be from the swelling.

Customer:

Can I give her the benedryl every 6 hours then at her age?

Dr. James :

as the swelling improves, so should the vision.

Customer:

Awesome!!

Dr. James :

if any worsening, don't hesitate to see the doctor.

Customer:

oh trust me, I will take her immediately

Dr. James :

use the benadryl as directed on the packaging which would be every 6 hours as needed.

Dr. James :

it can cause her to be drowsy so take the appropriate precautions.

Customer:

Ok, thank you so much Dr. James. I most certainly will. My name is XXXXX XXXXX again thank you from the bottom of my heart

Dr. James :

you're welcome.

Customer:

bye for now

Dr. James :

bye.

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