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honey bee allergy

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Venomous insect: A honey bee is a type of venomous stinging insect. Allergy to it's sting can cause itching all over body), hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, coug ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Honeybee, bumblebee: The most common "bee" that causes allergy is the honeybee. Other stinging insects that cause allergic reactions include yellow jacket, wasp and hornet ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Avoid bees.They are not really aggressive;leave them alone and expect them to do the same.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Vasudev
25 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience in 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes : Very well.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
No: While a tendency to allergies can be passed through different generations, specific allergies, such as to bees, are not passed on. To become allergic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Swelling, pain: Skin redness and heat. In severe cases, wheezing nausea vomiting shock death.

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