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my daughter is a student in CA she was stung today on her leg

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my daughter is a student in CA she was stung today on her leg at the beach by perhaps a bee or a jellyfish. It has been several hours. THe site hurts and is swollen and she report it feels very hot. SHe does not have a fever. She has never been stung by a bee before so she isn't sure if this is what it is like. Is the hotness of the spot usual?

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

This is likely an insect bite --can be bee, any other insect or even jelly fish.

mysticdoc :

The hotness and swelling are due to the allergic reaction.

mysticdoc :

Application of ice liberally will help.

mysticdoc :

Also topical hydrocortisone cream twice daily can be applied to reduce the inflammation.

mysticdoc :

Ibuprofen will help with the pain and swelling.

mysticdoc :

Advil 2-3 tablets can be taken together every 8 hours with food.

mysticdoc :

Benadryl tablets 25 mg 1-2 tablets every 8 hours also is good to control the allergic reaction.

mysticdoc :

These medications together should help to relieve the symptoms within 2-3 days.

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