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What does it mean if a patient has a history of allergic reactions to bee stings?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Worrisome issue: This can be something as minor as localized swelling, hives, or a frank anaphalaxis where the person is at risk of death. If major, that person should be carrying an epipen, (epinephrine) self administered Epinephrine to use as initial treatment until they can get to a hospital for additional care.
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