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I have allergy to bees how do i get an I epipen (epinephrine) ?

I have allergy to bees how do i  get an I  epipen (epinephrine)  ?

Prescription: Talk to your provider about your allergic reaction. If you've never had an EpiPen (epinephrine) before, ask the pharmacist to show you how it works. There is a practice delivery pen that comes with the real device. Practice frequently so it will be reflexive, second-nature if you have to use it in an emergency situation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can a doctor on Health Tap prescribe epi-pens for sever allergies to bee's ?

Can a doctor on Health Tap prescribe epi-pens for sever allergies to bee's 
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Yes-on formulary: The short answer is YES....epipens (epinephrine) are on the formulary of HEALTHTAP for prescription for the right indication and patient. If you have further questions please write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

Very effective: After a true bee/wasp/hornet allergy is determined, there is approximately a 40-60% chance of another systemic reaction occurring if stung again without ever receiving allergy shots. However, if a patient receives allergy shots to the specific allergic venom, the risk of another systemic reaction reduces to less than 3%. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read more

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Are allergies worse around bees because of pollen?

Are allergies worse around bees because of pollen?

Not really: Bees generally don't make pollen allergies worse, but people can be allergic to bee stings. Bee sting allergy is due to an allergy to the insect venom injected during a sting. The pollens that bees transport while gathering nectar from flowers are from predominantly insect-pollinated plants, and these pollens don't cause allergy symptoms. Wind pollinated plants generally cause allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

Bee pollen : The thought is that the local honey will contain properties that can help make you less allergic to plants and trees in your local area ...Read more

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Is there a specific way to treat bee allergies?

Is there a specific way to treat bee allergies?

See an allergist: An allergist can help you determine if the reaction you have to bees is life-threatening and offer you treatment for the allergy with venom allergy shot. You need an Epipen (epinephrine) if you have a bee allergy. Normal reaction includes large local reaction, itching, swelling in the area bitten. Difficulty breathing, hives, nausea, vomiting, passing out are examples of life-threatening reactions. ...Read more

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Can bee allergies be fatal?

Can bee allergies be fatal?

Yes bees allergies: Yes that is why many with serious bee alleries carry epi-pen or the new auvi unit. ...Read more

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Can my bee allergy be passed to my kids?

Can my bee allergy be passed to my kids?

Not at all likely: Parents who are allergic can pass on the tendency to make allergic antibodies (ige) but not allergies to specific substances, e, g. Foods, medications, bee venom, etc. Studies show that allergy to bee venom is not more common in individuals who have pollen or other inhalant allergies. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mild bee allergy or a full blown one?

How to know if I have a mild bee allergy or a full blown one?

Depends on symptoms: We break this down into 2 types: Localized reactions: contiguous with where the sting occurred (if on your arm and only your arm is swollen/itchy) Systemic reactions: Multiple non-contiguous sites (your arm is stung and your leg is swollen) or other organs are involved (wheezing, throat swelling, hypotension etc.) For systemic reactions or if you're not sure give Epinephrine immediately and 911 ...Read more

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How long does it last for a bee allergy to be clear? What are symptoms?

How long does it last for a bee allergy to be clear? What are symptoms?

Bee sting allergy: You can get an immidiate allergic responce and it can cause swelling of the larynx and you need Epinephrine injection, late resonce can be swelling, itching and rash at the site of sting and meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and local treatment will be enough.If you have known allergy to bee sting, you should carry Epipen at all times.It may clear in 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more

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Bee allergy experts please! what kind of bee are you most likely allergic to?

Honeybee, bumblebee: The most common "bee" that causes allergy is the honeybee. Other stinging insects that cause allergic reactions include yellow jacket, wasp and hornet. ...Read more

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Would a bee allergy happen within a few minutes of being stung?

Would a bee allergy happen within a few minutes of being stung?

Bee sting allergy: You can get an immidiate allergic responce and it can cause swelling of the larynx and you need Epinephrine injection, late resonce can be swelling, itching and rash at the site of sting and meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and local treatment will be enough.If you have known allergy to bee sting, you should carry Epipen at all times. ...Read more

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What should I do to address a bee allergy once i've been stung?

What should I do to address a bee allergy once i've been stung?

Depends: Depending upon the reaction to the sting there may be different treatments. Local reaction, while uncomfortable, can be treated conservatively. If one develops systemic symptoms, then allergy evaluation is warranted, venom immunotherapy may be considered and self injectable Epinephrine may be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bumble bee allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bumble bee allergy?

Venom allergy: Stinging insects including bees often leaves local swelling , itching and/or pain at the stung site. Most people after a sting would develop allergic antibody to components of the venom but only a small percentage develop anaphylaxis to them (shock, breathing problem etc). Local reactions may be treated with antihistamine, anaphylactic reaction needs an allergy consult and EpiPen on hand. ...Read more

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What do they do in the ER to treat a bee allergy? How soon should you go?

What do they do in the ER to treat a bee allergy? How soon should you go?

Depends on severity: Stinging insect allergy should be treated immediately with injectable Epinephrine as soon as possible in patients with a history of anaphylaxis to such stings. ...Read more

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Can people with bee allergies eat honey? What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Can people with bee allergies eat honey?  What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Yes: There is no bee venom in honey, so it can be safely eaten by people allergic to bees. There is not supposed to be any peanut protein in peanut oil, but there may be if it wasn't carefully manufactured. If you have had a life-threatening reaction to peanut, i wouldn't recommend betting your life on whether the peanut oil is pure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

Venomous insect: A honey bee is a type of venomous stinging insect. Allergy to it's sting can cause itching all over body), hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, nausea/vomiting, low blood pressure, and passing out. If you have ever had any of these symptoms after being stung, see an allergist for further evaluation. If itching or swelling just localized to sting - likely not allergy. ...Read more

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I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

It can get worse: Every individual is different but in some cases each time you are stung you could have an increase in symptoms. In other people there is no difference and the symptoms are always the same. You can be tested by an allergist and given an epipen (epinephrine) script. The main symptoms to monitor for is shortness of breathing and the throat tightening down Be careful and if the symptoms seem to increase go ER ...Read more