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Can bee allergies be fatal?

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Dr. Prerana Sangani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If you have an anaphylactic reaction, these can be fatal. This is why you should carry an epi pen to safe guard yourself.Anaphy.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Yes bees allergies: Yes that is why many with serious bee alleries carry epi-pen or the new auvi unit.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, it can be if you have an anaphyllactic response. Thankfully, most are not.
Dr. Neil Baman
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Yes: Bee stings can certainly be fatal if a true allergy exists. Fortunately, most stings result in a local reaction, which is a typical reaction that does not require further workup. However, if a systemic reaction occurs (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling elsewhere, etc), a referral to an allergist should be made for further evaluation as these reactions can be fatal in the future.

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Why allergies can be fatal?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Fatal allergies: Food and stinging insect allergies can be fatal because they trigger an immune cascade of events in the body that leads to anaphylaxis. This will make someone's throat swell and their blood pressure to drop and if not assisted may be lethal. Seasonal and environmental allergies are not life threatening.

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