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How long does dizzyness last after bee sting?

How long does dizzyness last after bee sting?

Unless you : Hyperventilated from fear - dizziness isn't one of the standard non-allergic symptoms. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing ; breathing. ...Read more

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Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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I have strange rash after bee sting, what is this?

Can't tell without : Seeing it. Hives? Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing ; breathing, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, . ...Read more

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Painful boils after bee sting on toe. What is a good home remedy to use?

Painful boils after bee sting on toe. What is a good home remedy to use?

In this situation : I would not recommend a home remedy. See a foot doc. Something's should be left for a doctor to tend to. This is one of them. ...Read more

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Hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though I think I just pulled the stinger out.

Hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though I think I just pulled the stinger out.

See your doctor: This may still be a normal local reaction to the bee sting, especially if you just pulled the stinger out. Reactions last longer when the stingers are left in. You can try taking oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you have not already done so. If that does not help and it remains swollen and red, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long will throat swelling remain after bee sting?

How long will throat swelling remain after bee sting?

There should be none: Ideally there should be no throat swelling. Anaphylactic shock can be thought of as a triad of symptoms including hives, respiratory difficulty (excessive throat swelling) and low blood pressure. The presence of one or two of these is an anaphylactoid reaction. Either should be evaluated by a doctor. Carrying an epi-pen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might be in order. Throat swelling can become dangerous quickly. ...Read more

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How long does anaphylactic shock occur after bee stings?

Can be immediate: Anaphylaxis to bee stings is a rapid onset, severe, and potentially life threatening reaction due to an allergy to the bee venom. It often occurs within minutes of a sting. Because this is life threatening, people with bee sting allergy should be tested by an allergist, carry an Epinephrine pen, and possibly be put on allergy injections to bee venom. ...Read more

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Why do you get a dark mark after a bee sting?

Why do you get a dark mark after a bee sting?

Postinflammatory hyp: This problem is called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and it results from a spot on the skin which gets irritated either but i bug bite or by some other process, and then as healing occurs the body lays down more pigment presumably to protect itself, but it takes months for them to go away. Rest assured, it does go away or can go back to normal skin tone if left alone. ...Read more

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How long will the pain after a bee sting typically last?

How long will the pain after a bee sting typically last?

A few hours: Typical reaction to bee sting involves a local reaction. Manifests as redness and painful swelling around the site of the sting that usually develops within minutes and resolves within a few hours. In some cases swelling may last 1-2 days. Uncomplicated local reactions may be treated with cold compresses, NSAIDs for pain, and nonsedating antihistamines for itching. Consult Allergist if more severe ...Read more

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Is anxiety normal after a bee sting?

Agree w Dr. Rishton: Allergic symptoms: wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, throat tightness, slurring of speech, hoarseness, difficult swallowing, weakness, fainting, mental confusion, hives or swelling of lips, tongue, throat or mouth- severe allergic reactions can be treated w self- injectable Epinephrine (epi-pen or ana-kit). Even if your’e feeling better you still need medical care because. ...Read more

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Tingly hands after a bee sting?

It can happen if you: Hyperventilate. 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. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Or apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911. ...Read more

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When after a bee sting can anaphylaxis occur?

Minutes usually: Reactions to insect stings and foods typically occur within minutes to an hour or so after the actual exposure (sting or eating the food). For reactions that happen many hours or days later, it is very unlikely that it was caused by exposure to that allergen. See an allergist if you have additional questions or concerns. ...Read more

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How long after a bee sting does anaphylaxis occur?

Short time: Usually within minutes to under an hour..Rarely severe symptoms can occur two hours or so later. If you have had serious symptoms after a sting in the past see an allergist asap. There is good testing and a treatment that can essentially " cure" you. Don't hesitate. ...Read more

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How long after a bee sting can anaphylaxis develop?

How long after a bee sting can anaphylaxis develop?

Anaphylaxis: The relative timeframe for anaphylaxis to occur after exposure to a particular allergen or antigen can vary from seconds to hours. It could take from 30 minutes to an hour before the problem develops. As a general rule, the sooner the symptoms of anaphylaxis appear after exposure then the more severe the reaction is likely to be. Those symptoms relating to the surface of the skin may be the first. ...Read more

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For what length of time can hives last after a bee sting?

For what length of time can hives last after a bee sting?

Depends: Depends on how allergic you are and whether it was multiple stings, but hives after a bee sting can last from a few hours to a few days and can be associated with other symptoms such as breathing difficulties, feeling faint, passing out and throat swelling. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long after one bee sting can anaphylaxis still occur, after the initial bee sting?

90% in 4 hours: The so called biphasic anaphylaxis is where the symptoms recur after having been treated initially. So the patient is treated appropriately initially, but the anaphylaxis comes back. Biphasic anaphylaxis is more common if the initial therapy is delayed or if the initial presentation is more severe. For this reason the patient may be observed in the er for 4 hours in some cases. ...Read more

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How common is it to get blisters after a bee sting?

It can happen but: Most people are more likely to have a pink, swollen lesion vice a blister. Monitor for signs of infection - ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ pain, pus like drainage, ^ tenderness, red streaks. Get care for signs of infection. ...Read more