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Wasp bee sting

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Protein in venom: A person who is allergic to stinging insects has developed an allergy to a protein in the insect venom. These proteins have been well described and i... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: For non-allergic people, simple first aid is good. Remove any stingers by scraping off the stinger, place ice to the area for 20" every hour as neede... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remove stinger: By scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Tylenol, (a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Allergic Symptoms: Allergic symptoms can include wheezing, chest, tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, throat tightness, slurring of speech, hoarseness, difficulty ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Most commonly there is redness, swelling, and warmth at the bite site. The area may also be itchy. And, the size of the involved area tends to increas... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: You can't be allergic to something you've never been exposed to.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: For non-allergic people, simple first aid is good. Remove any stingers by scraping off the stinger, place ice or cold compress to area as needed, use... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't think so: I have not heard of that. But i would not try to temp a bee to sting me just to test it out. Both cause a release of histamines - so you are likely ju... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: One can be allergic to wasp stings and not bee stings.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Possibly: Severe allergy to a single thing such as bee stings is not necessarily familial/genetic, but certain families DO have the tendency to be hypersensitiv... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Remove the stinger: If it is a bee, the first thing to do is remove the stinger, this is best done by using the edge of a credit card to scrape it out. Since the venom sa... Read More

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