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Allergy To Bee Stings Treatment
Allergy Shots: Bee sting allergy can be life threatening. Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends,?? Rxn??: Bee stings can be simple issues that most can ignore.If the stinger remains scrape sideways to remove it & any trailing bee tissue that may have more venom. A cold compress decreases local pain, antihistamines can reduce swelling or itching. Major sting reactions can start with progressive swelling, abdominal pain, cough, difficulty breathing. If so a 911 call/er visit/e[pinephrine would be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is deathly allergic to bees and wasps but I've never been stung by either. if don't want to find out the hard way. also are allergies genetic? Could I be deathly allergic to bee stings too?
Possibly: Severe allergy to a single thing such as bee stings is not necessarily familial/genetic, but certain families DO have the tendency to be hypersensitive to things (leading to asthma, allergies and eczema). Blood tests are available to see if you also have this tendency towards severe reactions. Ask you doctor about testing for hymenoptera allergies, to be on the safe side. ...Read more
Is there treatment to build immunity to bee stings? A few years ago I broke out in hives all over my body after a sting. I carry an epipen (epinephrine).
Absolutely.: I strongly disagree with the previous answer. Venom immunotherapy is absolutely effective for patients with bee sting allergy. Vit, administered to the proper patient , in the proper doses, by a bc allergist, reduces one's risk for anaphylaxis to "bee stings" from 40-70% risk to the low single digits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: It involves seeing an allergist and receiving injections of bee venom in increasing amounts over a period of weeks or months. ...Read more
Venom allergy shots: Venom immunotherapy (venom shots) is recommended for patients with systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Once testing has determined which stinging insects someone is allergic to, gradually increasing doses of venom are injected in the allergists office according to varying schedules. Once the maintenance dosage is reached injections are generally given every 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice: There are many different remedies for an insect sting. I like to use an ice cube and rub the site down. For me this helps relieve the stinging pain. There are over the counter remedies that you can use if you have them with you when you get stung. It seems like i always have some ice around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reaction on sting: A bee sting allergy is an immune response after being stung by a bee. An allergic reaction can also occur after being stung by a paper wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, and white faced hornets. A reaction can include swelling, hives, cough, wheeze, nausea, belly pain, vomiting, fall in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Blood and skin testing can diagnose this allergy. ...Read more
8 y/o broke out in hives after1st time bee sting. Now epi-pen must be used every sting. Will he grow out of this? How can we test severity of allergy?
Mgt: It would be helpful to review and a virtual appointment may be booked online. Were there multiple stings? Do you live in an area with bees nests? The EPI Pen is used for patients at high risk of a severe reaction. This is a helpful website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bee-stings/basics/treatment/con-20034120 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With proper treatmen: Bee sting reactions differ in children from adults, and it depends on the type of the reaction which can be severe enough to be generalized and fatal on repeated exposure (although rare), at any rate it's worth visiting an allergist, and carrying an epipen, (epinephrine) the good news is: this condition is one of the highly treatable and getting rid of through desensitization by an allergist, good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer