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

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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Stings (Definition)

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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When after a bee sting can anaphylaxis occur?

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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Tingly hands after a bee sting?

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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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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Wasp sting that has redneas and swelling?

Wasp sting: Sorry to hear and know it really hurts. Apply cold compress and call you Dr. office for advice. They know you best. ...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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Does wasp hurt or sting bad?

Does wasp hurt or sting bad?

Yes: Being stung is painful. Some insects hurt more than others. The last time i was stung by a yellow jacket it hurt for about 3 days. If you are not allergic to the insect sting you should not have any physical distress or have any lasting problems. ...Read more

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If my skin blisters from a bee sting, does it mean i'm allergic to bee stings?

If my skin blisters from a bee sting, does it mean i'm allergic to bee stings?

No: Allergic reactions to bee stings are characterized by symptoms away from the site of the sting. If all of the reaction to a sting - blisters, swelling, redness - are all directly connected to the site of the sting, it's a large local reaction. If you get stung on the foot and get hives on your arms, or your throat swells or you start to wheeze - those are allergic reactions. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Why swelling and itching so much after a honey-bee sting?

Why swelling and itching so much after a honey-bee sting?

This is related to : Histamine release. Remove stinger asap by scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read more

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Why is my bee sting swollen again?

Why is my bee sting swollen again?

Local Reaction?: 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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Bee sting happened sunday why might it itch now?

Histamine release: The bee sting causes a chemical call histamine to be released and that results in itching. ...Read more

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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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How long does swelling from hornet sting last?

Hornet Sting: In uncomplicated situations - there is usually fairly good resolution within 72 hours. Swelling can however, sometimes last for a week. ...Read more