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Describe the features of a bee sting.?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ouch!: A bee sting can hurt and swell. Be sure to remove the stinger. Apply ice. Take an allergy pill.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bee stings: Most often a bee sting causes localized pain, swelling, itching & redness of site. There can be continued swelling with nausea or vomiting. Allergic symptoms can include wheezing, chest, tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, throat tightness, slurring of speech, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, feeling weak, fainting, mental confusion, hives or swelling of lips, tongue, mouth or throat.

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