I was demonstrating my typical high intellect yesterday morning by walking around barefoot outside. Surprise, surprise, I got bit (or stung) by an insect or plant. I felt a slight stinging between my toes, but I couldn't find anything. About 20 minutes later, I checked again, and found a 1/4 inch black stinger? burr? between my toes. Still didn't think much of it, until my foot started to swell. My foot is majorly swollen all the way up my ankle and is driving me NUTS!! I have NEVER had this kind of reaction to anything, bees, wasps, you name it. So here are my questions. 1) What could cause that kind of swelling? What do you think bit me?? 2) What can I do to make my foot stop itching and swelling!! I've been taking benadryl and soaking my foot in water with baking soda. I have put some cortisone cream on too. Any other ideas?? Thanks!!