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Which medication should I take if I get stung by a bee whilst Trailrunning (and not get drowsy). Not sure if I am allergic ?
Some remedies: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. OR: Mix water & activated charcoal - apply paste. OR: mix clay-like soil with water - apply. For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have widespread neuritis and pin prick sensations that came on suddenly after cortisone injections in back. If medication induced, will it go away? It feels like bee stings and firecrackers going off in my body.
Got stung by a honey bee on toe 2 days ago and foot is swollen. Got tetanus shot and medications yesterday but became purplish today. Is it normal?
No: No, I would not say it is normal. It may be just related to the sting, but you may also be developing an infection in that area. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
I took a ritlan on a saturday and was drug tested on thursday. Will it show up on the drug test or will it bee?
Is it prescribed : If its prescribed to you than no worry .Make sure dont take if not prescribed to you there are serious side effects. ...Read more
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
Agressive bees: The "killer bees" are a group of bees that are more aggressive then other bees. Being more aggressive they are feared as they have been known to chase people who have disturbed their nest. I am not sure if they are physically different from other bees. ...Read more
Try to get local: There are many "legit" sites to buy supplements. http://www.iherb.com is among the best. However, you will receive the greatest benefits from bee pollen by taking pollen from bees that live near you, as they will have pollen from the plant in your region. Contact your local beekeepers at http://inlandbeemail.com/index.php/local-honey-producers-mainmenu-42 to obtain local pollen. ...Read more
See an allergist: Tricky question. Most people are allergic to bee venom, meaning they will have a large, local reaction to a sting. Tests show a good proportion are more allergic than average. BUT tests don't reliably predict whether one will go on to allergic shock. So we are faced with evaluating patients after they have had serioius allergic reactions and treating them will venom allergy shots (very effective). ...Read more
History/testing: Either you have a history of a reaction to a bee sting, whether localized or generalized, or you can be tested by an allergist, if concerned you might get a reaction if stung accidentally, please keep any antihistaminic handy and ask your doctor to prescribe you epinephrine pen if you're at high exposure risk, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
Depends: If the reaction was merely swelling localized to a single area, no treatment is needed. However if you have an anaphylactic reaction (fainting, breathing problem, choking etc) , then you need to consult an allergist asap. Since an anaphylactic reaction is potentially fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This may not be the: Best recreation or career choice for you. My brother and his wife are beekeepers but in spite of the protection they use they still get stung one in a while. It this is your heart's desire i would consult with an allergist. ...Read more
Sting or test: If you are stung, God forbids, and had a bad reaction, not just a local minor reaction, or by getting tested at an allergy service or an allergist office. Skin testing or blood tests are available, if you prove to be allergic and you're at risk of exposure: an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic should be kept handy, desensitization program can be started and it is successful more than 95% of time ...Read more
Entomologist: Bees generally don't bother people, unless they are disturbed. Avoid landscaping that will attract them, don't leave sweet foods and beverages unattended, and teach your child not to swat at them, but to simply walk away if they see bees. Check with your state entomologist for additonal suggestions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 kids and so does by boyfriend we bee tiring 3 years now. Together and nothing wats wrong?
Consultation time: After 2yrs of trying it is reasonable to have a consultation with a fertility center.Your pcp or OB can provide you some basic information but both you & your boyfriend should have some basic workup to identify any factors interfere with conception.With that information you can better understand that might just take longer or might need assistance. ...Read more
I stepped on a bee and tried to pull the stinger out but only half came out. What happens to the other half?
Try to scrape it out: With a credit card or other flat surface. Venom sac / stinger contains venom which enters your skin. 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? ...Read more
Not necessarily.: 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, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, confusion ; slurring of. ...Read more
Probably : Some people are very sensitive to bee stings, and even a single sting can lead to allergic reaction called: anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be serious and may involve swelling of the tongue and back of the throat making breathing difficult. That is why some folks carry an epi-pen in case of an emergency like bee stings. Also, the more bee stings one receives, the reaction is worse. Ask your dr. ...Read more
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