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How do you remove a stinger from a bee sting?

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Scrape a fingernail across the stinger to help remove it from your skin. Clean the area with soap and water.

Try to remove the stinger immediately. It contains venom and will release it into your body for several seconds after it goes in.

SOURCES: 

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 

American Academy of Allergy. 

The Food and Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. 

National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. 

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Bee Poison."

Medscape: “Reye Syndrome.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Anaphylaxis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Anaphylaxis: Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 3, 2020

SOURCES: 

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 

American Academy of Allergy. 

The Food and Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. 

National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. 

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Bee Poison."

Medscape: “Reye Syndrome.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Anaphylaxis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Anaphylaxis: Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 3, 2020

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