Summer is almost here, and the flying insects are out. I will never forget when my daughter Anna got stung by a bee. She was two and a half, and she thought they were cute because of the books we’d been reading, and she tried to pick one up.
If your child gets stung by a bee, remove the stinger as soon as possible with a scraping motion using a firm object such as the edge of a credit card. You should also apply a cold compress to the sting site to control the pain along with giving Tylenol or ibuprofen. Local swelling is very common after a bee sting. If your child has any trouble breathing, fainting or extreme swelling call 911. If your child gets hives, nausea, or vomiting after the sting, you should call the office or have the doctor on call paged if it is after office hours.
Here is a fun fact about me: I have actually never been stung by a bee. Yes, I just knocked on wood. Enjoy the warmer weather!