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Old 07-10-06, 09:25 AM
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Bee Sting Question

So, last Saturday we were sitting around the campfire and I went to get some more wood and disturbed an old stunp on the ground.

Come to find out there was some sort of bees nest under the stump, and I got stung (pretty good) on the inside of my calf.

I am not sure what kind of bee it was. It was bigger than a sweat bee , maybe the size of a honey bee , but the nest did not look like right, plus I was unsure if they live on the ground.

Anyhow, I have been stung before numerous times by bees and wasps, but this time it hurts. My leg is still sore, and there is a red area 2"x3" on my calf.

Is this normal, or is my leg going to fall off? Last year a paper wasp sung me in the back of my neck while mowing, but the pain dissipated quickly (hours not days)

Any how, is there anything I should be doing, or just ride it out now?
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Originally Posted by jon-w9
So, last Saturday we were sitting around the campfire and I went to get some more wood and disturbed an old stunp on the ground.

Come to find out there was some sort of bees nest under the stump, and I got stung (pretty good) on the inside of my calf.

I am not sure what kind of bee it was. It was bigger than a sweat bee , maybe the size of a honey bee , but the nest did not look like right, plus I was unsure if they live on the ground.

Anyhow, I have been stung before numerous times by bees and wasps, but this time it hurts. My leg is still sore, and there is a red area 2"x3" on my calf.

Is this normal, or is my leg going to fall off? Last year a paper wasp sung me in the back of my neck while mowing, but the pain dissipated quickly (hours not days)

Any how, is there anything I should be doing, or just ride it out now?
Yellowjacket or hornet, maybe?

You might want to have it looked at, just in case you've got a mild allergy to the venom (if you have a major allergy, you'd be dead by now ... ). You can take Ibuprofen for some of the soreness, but I'd still have it looked at.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:55 AM
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Pretty much the same exact thing happened to me 2 weeks ago. If you are running a fever get it checked out, otherwise you are probably fine.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:58 AM
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Apply Adolph's Meat Tenderizer to it, the pain will go away. Seriously.
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I don't feel feverish, I just don't recall stings hurting this long.

It probably was a yellow jacket.

I will try to remember to rub Adolph's meat when I get home!
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Rub some dirt on it and walk it off, pussy!
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Old 07-10-06, 12:39 PM
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Apply Adolph's Meat Tenderizer to it, the pain will go away. Seriously.
I did that for a jellyfish sting one time. It really does work
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Old 07-10-06, 12:40 PM
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Yellow Jacket. And boy do they hurt. That or a dissolved asprin will supposedly pull the venom out also.
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Old 07-10-06, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jon-w9

I will try to remember to rub Adolph's meat when I get home!

I'm sure Adolph will thank you.
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Old 07-15-06, 05:28 AM
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You prolonged agony could be the result of an acquired allergy. People can go a good portion of their lives without incident, then suddenly react to poison ivy and/or bee stings and/or some types of food. If that's the case, don't get stung again. I believe venom can be cumulative.
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What the hell is in that meat tenderizer?
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