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Can i still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if i'm allergic to bee stings?

Can i still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if i'm allergic to bee stings?

Venom: Your deadly allergy is to the venom from a bee sting. That does not mean that you would be allergic to bee pollen or honey. If you are concerned about food allergies, an allergist would be the medical professional to see. ...Read more

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Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?

Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?

Lips: You can suffer from irritation from using lip balm especially those with flavoring or petroleum based. It can also come from contact with other irritants you may be eating, chewing, or sucking including meds. However, if the inflammation is only on the inner lip, you may be suffering from a form of lichen planis. Common site. No cure just control. Talk to dentist. Research affliction. ...Read more

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Could I have an allergic reaction to hawaiian tropic sunscreen lip balm?

Could I have an allergic reaction to hawaiian tropic sunscreen lip balm?

Anything possible : In general, you can develop allergic reactions to anything that are normally unharmful at any time in your life. To determine if this is the case, a detailed history to gage temporal association and risk, plus examinations and supporting tests are needed. Your local allergist could help you with this. ...Read more

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Stung by a bee or hornet. 24 hours later it is very swollen, red and itchy. No breathing troubles. Used charcoal poultice, ice, onion slice, benadryl (diphenhydramine).

Stung by a bee or hornet. 24 hours later it is very swollen, red and itchy. No breathing troubles. Used charcoal poultice, ice, onion slice, benadryl (diphenhydramine).

Insect sting: Make sure the stinger is no longer present in the bite. Hornet bites usually causes a more pronounced reaction than bee stings. You might also apply Hydrocortisone to the bite for relief. ...Read more

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Allergic to vaseline lip balm how to stop swelling?

Unlikely: You may have reacted to another ingredient in the lip balm, not vaseline or you may have reacted to something you ingested, either food or medicine. Write down what you had over the past hour, take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and head to the er. Worried this may extend further to your tongue. ...Read more

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For fire ant bites or wasp stings, what helps give relief. Thoughts on homeopathic apis?

For fire ant bites or wasp stings, what helps give relief. Thoughts on homeopathic apis?

Home remedies: I agree w dr. Pappas who provided homeopathic info. I will touch on home remedies. Apply 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer applied directly to the lesions. You can use Benadryl for itching or tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Call 911or go to the nearest emergency room for difficulty breathing or swelling as discussed by dr. Pappas. ...Read more

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Can bag balm cure eczema?

Can bag balm cure eczema?

Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body. ...Read more

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Does zertec work.Like benedryl for bee stings?

Does zertec work.Like benedryl for bee stings?

Slower : In the long run the zyrtec (cetirizine) will help with itching and has the benefit of once daily dosing.However, it will take 4-6 hours to reach its effect level while benedryl can get there within an hour or so. For an acute sting, the benedryl may be the way to go with a zyrtec (cetirizine) followup, as the benedryl will be out of the system in about 4 hours. ...Read more

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How can scorpion venom compare to bee sting venom?

Type of Scorpion: That totally depends on the type of scorpion. Most of the scorpions in the us aren't too bad - but the bark scorpion is. Some scorpions outside of the us are very venomous. A single bee's venous isn't bad unless you are allergic to it. ...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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Can vaseline soothe an itchy insect bite?

Can vaseline soothe an itchy insect bite?

Itchy skin: Moisturizers may help for itchy insect bite if the area is dry. For itching one needs a topical anti-itch cream such as Hydrocortisone or oral otc antihistamine. ...Read more

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Stung by a jellyfish in Columbia 4 days ago. That night a painful rash & huge blister appeared. Taking antihistamine & applying neosporin. What else?

Stung by a jellyfish in Columbia 4 days ago. That night a painful rash & huge blister appeared. Taking antihistamine & applying neosporin. What else?

See below: Jellyfish stings are treated with washing the site, applying ice, giving antihistamines and acetaminophen and keeping the area clean as you are doing. They take a while to heal, so be patient. Prednisone has been used but being four days out will be less helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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Bee stings cause blisters on feet?

Bee stings cause blisters on feet?

It's possible: It's possible that bee stings cause blister on feet, particularly if you are stung there and have a severe reaction to them. It also can be secondary to a more serious condition of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). ...Read more

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Is bee sting on tongue dangerous?

Is bee sting on tongue dangerous?

It could be : Dangerous if there is significant swelling of the tongue or surrounding air way. If this occurred it could prevent a person from breathing. For throat, airway, mouth swelling or any difficulty breathing >call 911! ...Read more

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Will tylenol (acetaminophen) help swelling of a bee sting?

Will tylenol (acetaminophen) help swelling of a bee sting?

No - Remove stinger : 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. For swelling – elevate affected area. Benadryl helps w swelling /itching. Make paste - 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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Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?

Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?

INSECT BITE ALLERGY: It depends on the allergic reaction. If it is only itchy bumps, hc cream or other steroids plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) intake will suffice. If the reaction is severe like anaphylactic shock or angioedema, you need Epipen shots or call 911. ...Read more