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Bee Sting Allergic Reactions
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
No: If the first DX was correct you are unlikely to "grow-out" of this allergy. ...Read more
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
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
It could start: Immediately after the sting.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Not usually: Allergic reaction is the most common of the serious complications to beestings. There is the possibility however of the poison causing a local bite reaction which can be severe or leading to an infection as a complication as the sting can breach the skin. Recommend examination by a doctor to sort through these possibilities and urgently if worsening pain, fevers, feeling unwell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
For what length of time could it take for shortness of breath to happen after a bee sting if your allergic?
Varies: Could be immediate to never. The quicker, the more dangerous. ...Read more
I got a bee sting and it was swollen for a week and it was very itchy, could I be allergic to bee stings?
Management: Your symptoms indicate a mild allergic reaction. If stung again, you may develop a similar or worse reaction. I have attached a link for more information: http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/guide/insect-stings For mild itchiness, an anti histamine is usually part of the management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a scar a year after a honey bee sting. I am not allergic to bees. The scar is round, white, and raised. Is there any cause for concern?
Possibly: Not unless it is growing. See a doctor if you have questions about this. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your reaction???: Those with immediate reactions that include light headedness, dizziness, cramps, difficulty swallowing or breathing should carry an auto-injector device with Epinephrine for immediate use followed by a trip to the er. Desensitization therapy thru an allergist can reduce long term risk. If reaction is mild hives & local swelling, you can take benedryl & monitor the situation for changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly?: If your response to a bee sting has been something like a localized rash or hives you can relax & view the process as minor. If you become dizzy, have abdominal cramps, tightening of the chest or throat with difficulty breathing you should see an allergist. You should carry a auto-injector device with Epinephrine & consider desensitization therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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