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Topic: Yellow jacket sting

Forum: Lymphedema —

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Posted on: Aug 31, 2021 06:15PM

Jennvo wrote:

Hi, Im wondering if others have experienced venomous sting near armpit where sentinal nodes were renoved? I got my first yellow jacket sting on Sunday and its pretty swollen . Ive been doing some light massage of the area trying to direct it in the opposite direction of my armpit...thats what i remember to do ..any other thoughts/ideas. Thank you! Jenvo

Dx 9/10/2015, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 9/20/2015 Mastectomy: Left
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Aug 31, 2021 06:23PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

Ouch! Not exactly the same. I got stung by a bee on my hand on my LE side. I immediately put a frozen aloe vera piece on it. Taped it up. Next day it was ok. Not even itchy.

Have you tried icing it? Epsom salt bath?


"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Sep 1, 2021 06:54AM ThreeTree wrote:

Jennvo - Ouch! So sorry and hope all is well.

Serenity - What is a frozen aloe piece?


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Sep 1, 2021 07:02AM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I have aloe vera plants. Instead of making aloe gel, I turn them into aloe ice. I remove a whole leaf, drain out the latex, and cut off the thorns. Then I cut them into small pieces keeping the outer skin on one side. Rinse, layout on tray, and freeze.

I mainly use them on my face. When done, I use them on my nails. Really helps.

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Sep 1, 2021 02:27PM Jennvo wrote:

This sounds great. I'm going to try it!

Dx 9/10/2015, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 9/20/2015 Mastectomy: Left
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Sep 1, 2021 04:13PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I don't know how well aloe would work now. If you have inflammation still, an antihistamine might help.

Hope it's better soon.

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva

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