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I got stung by a bee a week ago and two days ago my toe and

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I got stung by a bee a week ago and two days ago my toe and foot begun to swell - my big toe (where I was stung) has swollen a lot and the surrounding area is red and itchy and it is now difficult to walk
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: It’s only been swollen for 2 days ... it was a little red after the sting but I foolishly itched it 2 nights go and has gotten worse since then If I itch it is her worse It gets worse*
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No, not that I can think of

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it could have triggered a gout attack

do you have gout?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry what is gout?

gout is when you have high uric acid in the body

it can come out of solution into a joint and cause inflammation

I would see a doctor today

go to urgent care or ER

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Oh no it’s not gout
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It’s from the bee sting
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I’m really just wanting to know how long is normal for a bee sting to cause swelling and redness
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It’s very itchy but not painful
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It’s swollen so difficult to walk on and uncomfortable but not painful

yes but it might have triggered gout

is what I"m saying

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What are the symptoms of gout? Can be triggered from a bee sting?

pain, redness, swelling

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
is it possible to get it from a bee sting? I’m only 34 and very healthy ... I thought four came from an unhealthy diet?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Gout*

yes it is possible

gout is often genetic or sporadic

but it could be an infection too

in any event, I think it needs looked at

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Considering that the swelling and itch is around my bit toe where the sting took place, is it not more likely to be a delayed reaction to the sting? It’s just I have 3 little boys at home so going to the doctors office or er would be very difficult
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok great thank you for your help

ok no problem

you can keep trying to apply hydrocortisone and taking oral benadryl

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
just to confirm - it is unusual to have swelling on a bee sting a week and a day after the initial sting?I always thought infection would cause sickness or a fever... b

yes that is unusual

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Great thanks so much for your help :)

very welcome :)