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Any such thing as a delayed allergic reaction to a bee sting?

Any such thing as a delayed allergic reaction to a bee sting?

Bee sting allergy: Venom does not cause a delayed reaction, it causes an immediate reaction. What you have is undoubtedly an infection. Whether it is an infection that requires medical treatment, or one that you could treat yourself by applying a topical disinfectant like tincture of iodine. If a reaction continues see you local doctor. ...Read more

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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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I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting years ago and suffered allergic shock. What precautions should I take?

I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting years ago and suffered allergic shock. What precautions should I take?

Insect sting allergy: In case of anaphylaxis reaction to insect sting, you should have the diagnosis confirmed by either blood or skin testing to the suspected insects. Preferably testing should be done 6 weeks after an allergic reaction. If the diagnosis is confirmed, you should be on allergy injection for that insect venom for desensitization. You should carry an epipen, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Could you ever have an allergic reaction to a bee sting several days after a sting?

Could you ever have an allergic reaction to a bee sting several days after a sting?

Yes, differ manifest: Immediate reactions, ige antibody mediated, are the ones associate with dangerous anaphylaxis (airway obstruction, blood pressure drop, wheezing , hives). Delayed reactions tend to behave differently and have different mechanisms. They tend to be more likely rashes, delayed swellings. Sometimes there are fevers, joint aches but these resolve over time. ...Read more

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Yes I was stung by a bee on my left big toe yesterday now I'm having chest pains that are sharp. I never had an allergic reaction to a bee sting?

Yes I was stung by a bee on my left big toe yesterday now I'm having chest pains that are sharp. I never had an allergic reaction to a bee sting?

Allergic reaction: Symptoms of allergic reaction to a bee sting include swelling at site of sting, hives, swelling of lips, tongue and face, wheeze or difficulty breathing. Chest pain is not a usual symptom of allergic reaction. Seek out medical attention if chest pain is persisting more than an hour. ...Read more

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What to do for a allergic reaction from a bee sting?

Venom anaphylaxis : If you had an immediate reaction other than at the site of the sting such as hives, breathing, consciousness, blood pressure, gastrointestinal, or heart problems you orobably had insect anaphylaxis. That is an acute, potentially life threatening immediate reaction. You probably need an auto-injector with epinephrine, information about sting avoidance and evaluated by a bc allergist for venom it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an allergic reaction from a bee sting any home remedies for a cure?

Papain: Mix vinegar, baking soda, and meat tenderizer into a paste. Meat tenderizer contains an enzyme called papain that can break down toxins in bee venom. ...Read more

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6 hrs ago had Allergic reaction to bee sting, emt gave Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) then doctors at hospital gave prednisone and pepcid, Can next dose benadryl (diphenhydramine) b taken?

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6 hrs ago had Allergic reaction to bee sting,  emt gave Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) then doctors at hospital gave prednisone and pepcid, Can next dose benadryl (diphenhydramine) b taken?

Yes: If you feel you still need it, but don't exceed recommended daily dose for diphenhydramine from all sources (300 mg /day), depends on the reaction too was it a local or whole body reaction? keep taking the benadryl for the next 24 -48 hours every 4-6 hours as needed 25- 50 mg , don't drive, and take the medicines prescribed at ER, if it was a whole body reaction, see an allergist, take care ...Read more

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Possible to have a delayed honey bee sting reaction? Got stung two hours ago now hand is starting to puff up.

Possible to have a delayed honey bee sting reaction? Got stung two hours ago now hand is starting to puff up.

Toxic reaction: Allergic reactions to bee stings tend to occur within minutes. Swelling at the site of envenomation after two hours sounds like a normal toxic reaction to the bee venom. ...Read more

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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

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Please tell me, could bee sting allergies go away?

Please tell me, could bee sting allergies go away?

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 more

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Do you think I should have my child tested for bee sting allergies?

Do you think I should have my child tested for bee sting allergies?

No: If the child has not exhibited a problem, the testing is not needed and has no value. ...Read more

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Which type of shock is a result of things like a bee sting, drugs, being allergic to nuts and shellfish?

Which type of shock is a result of things like a bee sting, drugs, being allergic to nuts and shellfish?

Anaphylactic shock: Severe allergic reaction involving more than one organ system (respiratory, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, genital-urinary, cardiovascular, and/or nervous system) result from release of large quantities or fchemical (mediators) from mast cells and basophils. These reaction can be the result of any of the mentioned allergens as well as others. The reactions are generally very rapid and can be fatal. ...Read more

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I was stung 2-3 times by a bee but the bee never left a stinger. What are the chances of having a allergic reaction if i ever get stung again?

I was stung 2-3 times by a bee but the bee never left a stinger. What are the chances of having a allergic reaction if i ever get stung again?

Bee stings: A single bee can only sting once and it leaves its stinger in the victim. You were probably stung by a yellow jacket or wasp and one of these can deliver multiple stings as they do not lose their stinger with each sting. Allergy depends on the individual's genetic makeup. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient has a history of allergic reactions to bee stings?

Worrisome issue: This can be something as minor as localized swelling, hives, or a frank anaphalaxis where the person is at risk of death. If major, that person should be carrying an epipen, (epinephrine) self administered Epinephrine to use as initial treatment until they can get to a hospital for additional care. ...Read more

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Severe reaction to a bee sting on the top of my foot. Swollen and painful. What can I do to reduce swelling and pain?

Er or primary md: Initially cold will help and antiinflammatories such as anvil or Motrin if not contraindicated. Reaction can be treated with oral steroids if necessary. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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