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Suggest Home Remedy For Sting Or Bite On Index Finger

I was at our state fair today and got a sting or bite on my index finger at the first joint lots of pain and some swelling. no allergic reaction. what would be the best at home remedy. I already put a baking soda compress on. didn t do too much good. still in pain.
Fri, 30 Aug 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

* As per my surgical experience, the intense pain with swelling over finger after the sting or bite indicates possible cellulitis or inflammation.

* Applying ice for 5 minutes each, followed by turmeric paste application for 45 minutes each help greatly as an herbal healer via decreasing tissue edema and inflammatory response.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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