Bee and Wasp Stings (cont.)
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If you have been prescribed a self-administered injectable epinephrine emergency sting kit, such as an EpiPen, get as many kits as needed as soon as possible. Replace them after use.
If you develop (or redevelop) difficulty breathing or swelling in the mouth or throat after leaving the doctor, go to the hospital immediately.
If you develop decreased urination or dark-colored urine (especially if you suffered multiple stings), seek prompt medical attention from your doctor or emergency department.
If the sting site looks infected (worsening swelling, redness, drainage of pus), or if you develop a fever, seek prompt medical attention from your doctor or emergency department.
If you have suffered a significant allergic reaction from a sting, be sure to discuss with your doctor possible future use of a self-administered injectable epinephrine emergency sting kit, such as an EpiPen, and possible referral to an allergist.
Marion Berg, MD
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