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The immediate treatment for beestings:
Expect some reaction (swelling or itching) the next day at the sting site and around it. Apply some 1% hydrocortisone cream 3-4 times a day if this happens. Tell your doctor if your child ever experiences shortness of breath, wheezing, or hives after a beesting.
The best policy is of course to avoid beestings if at all possible. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends
1I have been informed recently of possible re-activation of bee-sting allergy (with potentially severe symptoms) by ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (as well as other medications not used in childhood). It might be wise to stick with acetaminophen for pain relief.