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What causes hard knot on the site away from bee stung site?

Hi, I was stung by a bee 2 weeks ago on my right hand and it swelled almost double in size. After the swelling went away which lasted about a 5 days I then noticed a hard knot under the skin about an inch from the bee sting site. What would this knot be and should I have it checked by a doctor?
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
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Hello,

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

The symptoms seem to be related to the bee sting.
I suggest using an antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10 mg daily.
I also suggest using steroid cream for local application such as Hydrocortisone cream.
I recommend using cold compresses for local application.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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What causes hard knot on the site away from bee stung site?

Hello, I read carefully your query and understand your concern. The symptoms seem to be related to the bee sting. I suggest using an antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10 mg daily. I also suggest using steroid cream for local application such as Hydrocortisone cream. I recommend using cold compresses for local application. Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again. Kind regards! Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi General &Family Physician