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urgent bee sting

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jellyjelly Thu 05-Jul-07 22:18:51

habe been stung, it hurts and looks like a splinter in there can i leave it in or does it have to come out?

HappyMummyOfOne Thu 05-Jul-07 22:51:38

As soon as you realise you have been stung by an insect, you should remove the sting with your fingers, or tweezers. If a child has been stung, a responsible adult should remove the sting. When you remove the sting, be very careful not to spread the venom further under the skin. Bee stings have a venomous sac, and you should try not to puncture this as you remove the sting. To treat insect stings, you should:

* wash the area with soap and water,
* put a cold flannel on the area,
* raise the part of the body that has been stung to prevent swelling,
* use a spray, or cream, containing local anaesthetic or antihistamine on the area to prevent itching and swelling,
* take painkillers, such as paracetamol (if the sting is very painful),
* not scratch the area, as it may become infected, and
* keep childrens fingernails short and clean.

You should see your GP if the redness and itching does not clear up after 48 hours.

Took this from the NHS Direct site, hope it helps

jellyjelly Fri 06-Jul-07 17:15:10

thanks,. it is so painful still.

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