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Sting on foot is too uncomfortable to bear

Aysha Rafi's foot has swollen after a sting on Friday. Credit: ITV News

Aysha Rafi had a sting or a bite - she is not sure which - on her foot on Friday.

Over the weekend she noticed it swell up and by Tuesday it was throbbing to the point of severe discomfort.

This afternoon she went to a walk-in service which is part of a Boots pharmacy in Birmingham city centre.

Nurses there said she should come to A&E because the swelling was moving around the foot and away from the initial sting.

Aysha is now waiting to see a triage nurse.

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