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How should I remove the stinger for honeybee stings in children?

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  • Honeybees and yellow jackets are the only insects that leave a stinger in the skin. Scrape the area with a fingernail or credit card to remove it.
  • Don't pinch the stinger with your fingers or tweezers -- that can inject more venom.

From: Insect Bites and Stings (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Stinging Insect Allergy."

MedLine Plus: "Insect Bites and Stings."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Stinging Insect Allergy."

MedLine Plus: "Insect Bites and Stings."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 11, 2017

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