Re: Delayed swelling???
Me too. Yesterday I got one in the soft skin between thumb and forefinger. It hurt worse than usual. My thumb went numb immediately, and then I felt it rush up my arm into my head. As I watched the area and walked quickly away from hives (I had jacket, no gloves, just setting up some cinder blocks and pulling grass) as I walked away the sting area got purple/red blotchy and it's still there today. Swelled up pretty bad. My guess it that it hit right on a small vein or capillary and went right into my blood system. I can usually tolerate leaving the stinger in for awhile but I had to get this one out asap.
Originally Posted by Bees In Miami
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