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How many bee stings does it take to kill a human adult

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bee stings: On the average it takes 1000 bee stings to kill an adult but only 500 to kill a child. However, if you are allergic it only takes one.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the best thing to take. You can also make a mixture of meat tenderizer and baking soda, paste consistency, and appl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Venom: Your deadly allergy is to the venom from a bee sting. That does not mean that you would be allergic to bee pollen or honey. If you are concerned abou ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Bee sting: The effects of the bee sting should resolve in about 48 hours on your lip. I would recommend taking loratidine or cetirizine for 5 days once daily.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not allergic...: If you have never had a beesting, you are not allergic...At least not until after the first time. To be allergic to something, your body must be in co ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Cold compress & ...: Bee sting in individuals without history of severe allergic reaction to bee venom, cold compress and analgesics should be enough. Individuals with be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Wolpo
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: But if the mother is allergic the fetus could be affected if she has allergic reaction during pregnancy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Namerow
48 years experience Pediatrics
No more than 24hrs: Bee stings can be painful and itchy immediately after the sting. Cold compresses ( or if handy a wet tea bag!) can help, along with oral benadryl (dip ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not much.: Bee venom is a weak acid - about as acid as normal urine (ph around 5.) it damages human tissue by acting as an enzyme that dissolves cell walls.

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