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I got stung by a bee (i think) riding my bike 2 days ago no

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Hi !
I got stung by a bee (i think) riding my bike 2 days ago no big deal -on the forehead except it was itchy. now around my eyes the skin is puffy nothing hurts just itchy - what should i put on it ( I have put Hydrocortizone cream on it)-not much relief
thank you ,
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.

You are on the right track. I would recommend using 1% hydrocortisone ointment, not the cream as it can run into the eyes. I would smear that on there twice a day. I would also recommend using cool compresses liberally. Those two things will be the most effective means of getting the swelling to resolve. Does this make sense?

Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.

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