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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on type rxn: Oral antihistamines; topical anti-inflammatory creams/ointments like hydrocortisone/calamine/benadryl; oral steroids; and sometime Epinephrine via inj ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If the sting causes only local reaction then topical measures are fine. If a patient develop more than local reaction then skin testing is indicated t ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See an allergist: The best way to diagnosis allergy to stinging insects is via skin testing. Allergists use different venoms to test for such allergies, and testing can ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Venom testing: If one has an allergic reaction to bee sting then venom skin testing and / or venom blood testing is indicated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't prognosticate: Insect sting allergy can be tested for once a suspect anaphylactic reaction has occurred, however testing with no history of anaphylaxis is not indica ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
One does not know: Bee sting allergy is diagnosed after an individual is stung, has an allergic reaction and skin testing and/or blood testing verifies the offending all ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bee sting allergy: The only cure is to get desensitized to bee venom by receiving venom desensitization from your board certified allergist. The treatment has a high suc ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
No: Avoid bees.They are not really aggressive;leave them alone and expect them to do the same.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Vasudev
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Reaction on sting: A bee sting allergy is an immune response after being stung by a bee. An allergic reaction can also occur after being stung by a paper wasp, yellow ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hour or two: Serious allergy reactions to bee sting typically happen within the first few minutes to an hour or two.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : Allergies in general can run in the family but specific sensitivity such as insect sting allergy to bee, yellow jacket, wasp, hornet, etc does not. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: No there is no natural cure for bee sting allergy.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
With proper treatmen: Bee sting reactions differ in children from adults, and it depends on the type of the reaction which can be severe enough to be generalized and fatal ... Read More
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