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A 43-year-old member asked:

how can i tell if i am developing a sensitivity to insect stings?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Swelling : The swelling can be worse each time. You may also have trouble breathing increased sweating palpitations faintness.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid insect stings?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Clothing, repellants: Long-sleeved clothing, shoes, hats to cover where you can when weather permitting. Bug-repellant sprays may also help. Minimize outdoor time during dusk/dawn hours. Clear your yard of excessive shrubs/trees, storage places, cut-woods, stagnant water etc... These measures should help reducing the chance of getting bugged! good luck.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the procedure for treating minor bee/insect stings in a hospital or ems field setting?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Remove stinger: When a honey-bee stings you, the stinger separates from the bee and remains harpooned into your skin. Along with it is a sack of venom that will continue to contract and inject. In the field, carefully remove the stinger without compressing the sack with the venom. Your sting will be less painful this way. If there is any difficulty breathing, time to call 911. (wasps and hornets=no stinger).

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