Delayed reaction to bee sting?
June 24, 2010 7:20 AM Subscribe
Is my delayed reaction to a honey bee sting normal?
posted by mahamandarava to health & fitness (9 answers total)
I was stung by a honeybee on the hand about a week ago. I had never been stung by one previously. My reaction was very mild, just some minor pain and swelling in the immediate vicinity of the sting. By the next day, the symptoms were gone and my hand seemed back to normal. Yesterday, however, I woke up with significant swelling, redness, and itching about three inches in diameter on the site where I had been stung. Is this just a delayed reaction to the venom? Or could it be an infection that I should go see a doctor about?