Bee sting!

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Bee sting!
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 11:46am

My husband got stung by bees yesterday while doing yard work and the swelling is worse than I have ever seen. I am wondering if he may be allergic. We put a paste of baking soda on it but it doesn't seem to have helped. Does anyone else have any remedies that might help?


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Registered: 01-03-2001
Sun, 08-18-2013 - 9:42am

HI Brenda,

I think in the case of severe swelling, I would take him to the doctor or even the ER. Earlier this year my husband got attacked by bees when doing yard work and he had quite a few stings. I went to the pharmacy and they told me to make a paste of meat tenderizer or baking soda and water and to give him Benadryl and Tylenol.It worked well and the swelling was very minimal.

It has now been a few days since your husband's attack, how is he doing?