Patient Comments: Bee and Wasp Sting - Bee or Wasp?

What type of bee or wasp stung you? Please share your story.

Comment from: Michele, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I was stung by a wasp near my left eye when I was 10. My parents rushed me to the hospital, where the doctors said I was allergic to them. Now I have my husband kill them if I see them anywhere near the house!!

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Comment from: MWOW, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

Thursday I was at my sisters sitting on her porch when there were a few wasps flying around and all of a sudden I noticed there was a wasp on my ankle bone. Before I knew it, it had bit me and I flicked it off. Immediately I had a burning sensation and applied ice. When I got home, my ankle was killing me and applied ice on and off. The next day I noticed my ankle was red and swollen and have been applying ice packs throughout the day. Today is the 3rd day and still swollen and red and sore. I have tried meat tenderizer, aloe Vera and hydrocortzone cream. At night I take Benadryl. Will this pain and swelling go away.

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Comment from: jpoole72, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

Stung by a black jacket yesterday on the shin. Been stung several times by wasps before with no problems but this time, dead leg feeling, like I've had a cortisone injection, and burning. Hopefully benadryl will help.

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Comment from: Rudy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 25

stung by wasp in back of neck and left ear lobe- swelling has occered. sting @ ear has caused pain in ear and jaw is sore when opening.

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Comment from: Koolboomer, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I was stung on my index finger. My finger at the sting site swelled considerably and the tissue became both very sensitive and numb. The numb feeling persisted for days along with the swelling and pain. I can't believe a bee sting is that strong.

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