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Oil of Citronella: There are many insect repellants available otc. Many with citronella and other repellants. Best to wear long sleeve shirts, cover legs, and gloves if in a high bee area. ...Read more
If my two y/o is stung by a wasp/bee, what is the best way to ease the pain quickly? And can he have a topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray? Any other tips? Thanks!
One fast remedy: How about applying a paste made up of a 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda. It is a very soothing. ...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
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