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    Well the bee sting sent me to the Dr today. It has a cellulitis (tissue infection) and it was an allergic reaction. She gave me Keflex and Atarax, but already have been takikng visteril so she tore that one up. It measures about 6 inches from top to bottom and also about the same side to side. She marked it and told me if it gets bigger to come back. Darn bee!!!!!!

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    We have a bee hive at my home. We have an epi-pen incase someone gets stung. The best thing for a honey bee sting or a bee that has a stinger that comes out such as bumble bee is to first remove the stinger with a credit card or with your fingernail, taking care not to pinch/squeeze the fleshy part comming out of your skin. Then apply a thick paste of baking soda and water to the sting, I think this might really help you as it is a topical and is safe for sensitive skin. Give it a shot, it doesn't cost a thing! Hope you feel better soon, those little buggers can make one heck of a wallop!

    IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

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    • #3
      omg.. that is just not good. Did she give you a script for that pen thing we were talking about this morning?
      Sending you very bigh hugs.
      'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


      • #4
        oooh I've had cellulitis before! (from a fire ant bite)... Keflex works WONDERS.... you should be feeling better in a matter of hours from your first dose
        current meds:
        cytotec 200mcg twice daily

        ONLY 3 MEDICATIONS!!! YAY! Would never have dreamed this is possible

        dx: hashimoto's thyroiditis 1998
        dx: interstitial cystitis via cystoscopy with hydrodistention and biopsy 2003
        dx: endometriosis 2003
        dx: innapropriate sinus tacchicardia 2005

        meds tried but failed:
        elavil (6months)- severe tachycardia
        elmiron (1yr6mo.)- no improvement, nausea, hair loss, stomach ulcers
        a bunch of others

        Me and my best friend's baby (also my Godson!)


        • #5
          Tig-- Yes got an Epi pen now.

          sacausa-- I sure hope so. I heard fire ants are vicious little critters.


          • #6
            OMG Leslie, that really sucks! I am so sorry. Here I am feeling sorry for myself about a really sore throat and you're dealing what that nasty bumble bee sting. I think I'd rather have the sore throat. I hope it heals up really soon and you start to feel better.

            I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
            1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
            2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
            I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

            I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

            Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
            Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus


            • #7
              I was wondering if you were having an allergic reaction when you posted about how much swelling it had caused. Glad you got to the dr and treatment. My stepdad is extremely bee allergic, he's a rancher and lots of bees around when he's going thru the brush horseback rounding up the cattle, the actual African killer bees that attack in swarms, and has to carry that pen with him everywhere, after many close calls, and hours to the nearest dr. I'm glad you have something now in case of emergency if this were to happen again. Best wishes and hope you're feeling better.