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Bee sting effects after 20 hours - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   i got stung by something (not sure what it was) on friday night around 6pm. There were lots of wasps and yellow jackets at the drag strip where i was.
User :   it was fine 3 hours later
Doctor :  
User :   then yester day around 5pm, it started flaring up, itching, was warm and painful and swelled to three times its original size.
User :   its about the same today
Doctor :  
User :   why was it fine for about 20 hours and now its three times as bad? and what can i do about it besides benidrile
User :   Benidrile puts me right to sleep and i cant do that today.
Doctor :  
it is causing a delayed hypersensitivity reaction
User :   and Benidrile only took the pain and warmth away. it was still swolen.
User :   ok, what can i do about it?
Doctor :  
you need to continue the benedral
User :   booooo

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