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My wife has a bee sting ice is the only thing that stops the

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My wife has a bee sting ice is the only thing that stops the pain. We can't apply ice all night. Any advice?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 7 months ago.

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In most of the cases,bee stings can be easily treated at home. Following will help your wife greatly:

-Wash the site thoroughly with soap and water.

- Place ice (wrapped in a washcloth) on the site of the sting for 10 minutes and then off for 10 minutes.Its good that you had already applied it.

-Over the next several days, watch for signs of infection (such as increasing redness, swelling, or pain).

-Take tablet benadryl (anti allergic) once a day.

-Apply cream containing hydrocortisone.

-Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen 400mg from your counter.It will reduce the swelling & hence provide pain relief greatly.

All these medications are available as OTC at your counter without any prescription.If this doesn't help in 24-48 hours after this treatment then you need to see your doctor & accordingly antibiotics may be prescribed if the infection is confirmed.

Usually & most likely this will provide her relief from pain & treat her symptoms with above described medications.

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Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 7 months ago.

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