This question was answered on Mon 06, Jul 2009 11:06am by Dr Bhupinder K, MD

A bee stung my eyelid yesterday. My eye was swollen shut when I woke up this morning. Ice and benadryl have reduced the swelling. I now notice a swollen gland right below my ear. I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting when I was very young and haven

    
Asked by sarahalbrecht (Female; 26 ) on Mon 06, Jul 2009 09:38am

A bee stung my eyelid yesterday. My eye was swollen shut when I woke up this morning. Ice and benadryl have reduced the swelling. I now notice a swollen gland right below my ear. I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting when I was very young and havenít been stung since? Is benadryl enough? Is there something I can do at home to treat this? I donít have insurance.

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Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Mon 06, Jul 2009 11:06am:

Hello, A bee or wasp sting can cause a skin reaction with redness, swelling, itching, and pain. This is very similar to the appearance of skin that is inflamed by a bacterial infection - a condition sometimes referred to as cellulites. A wasp sting may also cause blistering with or without "brawny" swelling, which is when the skin feels thickened, warm, and bumpy to the touch. Either a sting or an infection can cause lymph nodes ("glands") that drain the region to become swollen and tender. You can take over the counter antihistaminic like Benadryl or Claritin. It will help in relieving the itching. If there is any pain involved, then pls take over the counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen(Advil).You can also apply a mild hydrocortisone cream like dermacort on the site of the sting. Severe cases may need oral steroids.Alsp check your tetanus booster dose.If it is more than 10 years since the last tetanus booster, then pls get a tetanus toxoid shot. In case the symptoms worsen then pls consult ER as steroids may be needed. Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.You can also find additional information from the following site: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=62369

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Comment by on Wed 25, May 2011 12:38am:
Swollen glands due to bee sting can be due to allergic reaction or infection. Take antihistaminic and apply antibiotic cream to prevent any infection.

Comment by on Mon 30, May 2011 10:03pm:
For bee sting on eyelid, apply cold compresses and take some antihistaminic like Benadryl immediately. It will relieve the itching. You may also need topical and oral steroids to relieve any swelling that you have.

Comment by kate whitehead on Fri 05, Aug 2011 11:28am:
I've just been stung by a bee on my eyelid. I've taken painkillers and antihistamines but it's still killing me. Can I use antihistamine drops in my eye or drops for dry eyes as I suffer from hay fever and dry eyes but am scared to put anything into my eye in case it causes further irritation? Also it seems to hurt more when I bend my head forward. Help please

Comment by s on Fri 02, Sep 2011 04:22am:
i got stung on my scalp 2 hours ago, i took 2 paracetamols, have i left it too late to wash it?

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