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When should I call a doctor about a bee or wasp sting?
Most bee and wasp stings can be treated at home, but some require medical attention. If there is any suspicion at all that a person is having a systemic allergic reaction, seek immediate emergency medical assistance. Signs that a person may be having a systemic reaction include widespread hives or rash, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and swelling in the mouth and throat areas. If a person is stung by an insect whose sting has previously caused an anaphylactic reaction, he or she should also access emergency medical care even if no symptoms are present.
You should also seek medical care if any of the following conditions are present:
If you have received multiple stings
If the sting is located in the eye or eye area
If symptoms of infection (pus, drainage, fever, increasing pain and redness) develop
If the initial symptoms worsen or persist for longer than 24 to 48 hours
If a sting produces severe symptoms in young children, the elderly, or those with chronic medical problems