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I'm trying to figure out if I'm just being a big baby or not.... I thought I'd turn to the all-knowing CC folks to help me out, since I got nowhere online....
A couple of days ago I was stung on the back of my thigh by a small bee. It hurt like **** when it happened; I immediately went inside and put ice on it, then took some Benadryl capsules and put some anti-itch stuff on it. There was a small mosquito-bite sized welt the rest of the day. I have never had bad reactions to stings before, and this time there were none of the scary-allergic reactions that many people suffer w/ trouble breathing, heart issues, or tongue swelling....no rash all over my body or anything. So yeah, I shouldn't complain. (shouldn't is the key word).
However, 2 days later it still itches like everything, even with me still taking benadryl and putting on a topical OTC anti-itch cream regularly. There is now a welt about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter...it's red, and it feels leathery to the touch. Should I just "man up" and wait for it to go away or should I go to the doctor and have it checked out? If the skin didn't feel any differently (or if the welt had stayed the same it was on day 1) I wouldn't give it a second thought. What do you think?