My 10 year old son was stung by a bee and it is red and swollen. I am completely out of the benadryl cream, however I do have the benadryl liquid. Would it hurt if I applied it topically to the bee sting? I gave him a dose orally about an hour ago and it doesn't seem to be helping much. Thanks so much!
Believe it or not, but meat tenderizer, such as Adolf's eases bee stings, I've no idea why it works but it DOES! You might want to buy some and Benadryl lotion, just to have it on hand so if someone gets stung you'll be ready.
Buy the powdered tenderizer, mix water into the powder until you've a paste and apply to the bee sting area.
Since I am allergic to bee stings I can tell you that the meat tenderizer works. It neutralizes the toxin in the sting. That said it only works immediately after the sting while the toxin is still at the site. Once it starts moving, say up an arm or leg, it is essentially useless, and in my case headed to the emergency room and worried about death (another problem altogether).
Using Benadryl liquid as a topical will not harm anything. Once it has been awhile, and there has been no allergic reaction, just treat for the symptoms. Use an anti-inflammatory and ice, but only a little on the ice as the area is already damaged. Wrap the ice in a cloth and do not leave for more than 15 minutes and that might be pushing it.
benadryl is also for allergic reactions, check on the bottle if u have that one then just give it to him orally as instrusted and then use an antiseptic for now until you can get cream, also tylenol helps if he has a fever but if he has a reaction take him to the hospital , honestly external is for external and oral is for oral but taking it orally should still help
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