BEE and WASP STINGS
NOTE: If the patient is having a severe reaction, s/he should
be transported to the hospital emergency room immediately.
Is the patient allergic to bee stings?
Are you having trouble
Is the patient fainting or having severe dizziness?
- If yes to any of the above, the patient should be examined
by a physician promptly.
- If no, then follow the instructions below.
ACTIVITIES: (If you were stung by a honey bee, remove the stinger as soon as possible.)
Wash the area of the sting with soap
and water. Apply a cold compress. Keep the area clean.
MEDICATIONS: Aspirin or Motrin
or Tylenol will help pain. Calamine Lotion
will relieve itching. Oral Benadryl will help swelling
- DOSAGE of Benadryl to be given every 6 hours (may cause
[2 tsp. Benadryl Elixir 12.5mg/5ml = Benadryl 25mg tablet
- For 10 to 20 pounds give ½ tsp. of Benadryl Elixir.
- For 21 to 30 pounds give 1 tsp. of Benadryl Elixir.
- For 31 to 40 pounds give 1½ tsp. of Benadryl Elixir.
- For 41 to 100 pounds give 2 tsp. of Benadryl Elixir.
- For over 100 pounds give 1 or 2 Benadryl tablets or capsules.
DIET: You may eat anything you desire.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. You have trouble breathing or passing out.
2. There is no improvement
3. Any infection develops.
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This page was last updated on 1 November 1999.