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Is there any itching?
Is he still having stiffness?
Does he have fever or any other symptom?
Did he get any treatment for sting?
How old is he?
Thank you for the input.The symptoms sound like allergy.I feel you need not to worry about ADEM.You can give him zyrtec.Hydrocortisone cream can be applied.If you do not see any improvement, I would advise to get him an examination in an urgent care.
He may need prescription grade medicines.I hope this information will be helpful.If you have any query, please feel free to ask.If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating. Wish his healthy life.Regards.
The cause of allergy is often not apparent.
If he had repeat sting, then it can be a cause.
Other causes can be there like contact with allergen.
How is his urine?
Does he have headache, stiff neck now?
Is there any blood in urine?
Swelling of legs, face?
As I wrote, cause of allergy is often difficult to determine.
Sometimes, allergy test would be needed.
Allergy can appear later.
In case of other organ involvement there will be symptoms related to that organ.
Like in case of urine there can be kidney pain, blood in urine.
Swelling of face, legs can also be there.
I feel you did not notice any other symptom.
If you notice any such symptom, he will need urgent examination by doctor in ER or urgent care.
I also think it is an allergy.
For your information, I have diagnosed & treated ADEM.
You are always welcome.
If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating. Wish his healthy life and early recovery.Warm Regards.