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How is a bee sting allergy treated?

How is a bee sting allergy treated?

Depends on type rxn: Oral antihistamines; topical anti-inflammatory creams/ointments like hydrocortisone/calamine/benadryl; oral steroids; and sometime Epinephrine via injection. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bee Sting Allergy (Definition)

A bee sting allergy is an immune response after being stung by a bee. An allergic reaction can also occur after being stung by a paper wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, and white faced hornets. A reaction can include swelling, hives, cough, wheeze, nausea, belly pain, vomiting, fall in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Blood and skin testing ...Read more


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How to diagnose a bee sting allergy in yourself?

How to diagnose a bee sting allergy in yourself?

Venom testing: If one has an allergic reaction to bee sting then venom skin testing and / or venom blood testing is indicated. ...Read more

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If you have bee sting allergy should you avoid hiking?

If you have bee sting allergy should you avoid hiking?

Not necessarily: Bee sting allergy is potentially very serious. Stings can occur anywhere and anytime. One needs to decide whether a particular activity is a reasonable to undertake given one's medical condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bee sting allergy?

What is the definition or description of: bee sting allergy?

Reaction on sting: A bee sting allergy is an immune response after being stung by a bee. An allergic reaction can also occur after being stung by a paper wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, and white faced hornets. A reaction can include swelling, hives, cough, wheeze, nausea, belly pain, vomiting, fall in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Blood and skin testing can diagnose this allergy. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a bee sting allergy if you have never been stung?

How can you know if you have a bee sting allergy if you have never been stung?

One does not know: Bee sting allergy is diagnosed after an individual is stung, has an allergic reaction and skin testing and/or blood testing verifies the offending allergen. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of and remedy a bee sting allergy?

What can I do to take care of and remedy a bee sting allergy?

Bee sting allergy: The only cure is to get desensitized to bee venom by receiving venom desensitization from your board certified allergist. The treatment has a high success rate. Find a local allergist at aaaai. Org or acaai. Org. ...Read more

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How long to observe a bee sting for allergy?

How long to observe a bee sting for allergy?

Hour or two: Serious allergy reactions to bee sting typically happen within the first few minutes to an hour or two. ...Read more

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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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8 y/o broke out in hives after1st time bee sting. Now epi-pen must be used every sting. Will he grow out of this? How can we test severity of allergy?

8 y/o broke out in hives after1st time bee sting. Now epi-pen must be used every sting. Will he grow out of this? How can we test severity of allergy?

Mgt: It would be helpful to review and a virtual appointment may be booked online. Were there multiple stings? Do you live in an area with bees nests? The EPI Pen is used for patients at high risk of a severe reaction.
This is a helpful website: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bee-stings/basics/treatment/con-20034120 ...Read more

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Would a bee allergy happen within a few minutes of being stung?

Would a bee allergy happen within a few minutes of being stung?

Bee sting allergy: You can get an immidiate allergic responce and it can cause swelling of the larynx and you need Epinephrine injection, late resonce can be swelling, itching and rash at the site of sting and meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and local treatment will be enough. If you have known allergy to bee sting, you should carry Epipen at all times. ...Read more

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What should I do to address a bee allergy once I've been stung?

What should I do to address a bee allergy once I've been stung?

Depends: Depending upon the reaction to the sting there may be different treatments. Local reaction, while uncomfortable, can be treated conservatively. If one develops systemic symptoms, then allergy evaluation is warranted, venom immunotherapy may be considered and self injectable Epinephrine may be prescribed. ...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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Bee allergy experts please! What kind of bee are you most likely allergic to?

Honeybee, bumblebee: The most common "bee" that causes allergy is the honeybee. Other stinging insects that cause allergic reactions include yellow jacket, wasp and hornet. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

Venomous insect: A honey bee is a type of venomous stinging insect. Allergy to it's sting can cause itching all over body), hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, nausea/vomiting, low blood pressure, and passing out. If you have ever had any of these symptoms after being stung, see an allergist for further evaluation. If itching or swelling just localized to sting - likely not allergy. ...Read more

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Can my bee allergy be passed to my kids?

Can my bee allergy be passed to my kids?

Not at all likely: Parents who are allergic can pass on the tendency to make allergic antibodies (ige) but not allergies to specific substances, e, g. Foods, medications, bee venom, etc. Studies show that allergy to bee venom is not more common in individuals who have pollen or other inhalant allergies. ...Read more

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Bee allergy question? What are symptoms?

Swelling, pain: Skin redness and heat. In severe cases, wheezing nausea vomiting shock death. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mild bee allergy or a full blown one?

How to know if I have a mild bee allergy or a full blown one?

Depends on symptoms: We break this down into 2 types:
Localized reactions: contiguous with where the sting occurred (if on your arm and only your arm is swollen/itchy)

Systemic reactions: Multiple non-contiguous sites (your arm is stung and your leg is swollen) or other organs are involved (wheezing, throat swelling, hypotension etc.)

For systemic reactions or if you're not sure give Epinephrine immediately and 911 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bumble bee allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bumble bee allergy?

Venom allergy: Stinging insects including bees often leaves local swelling, itching and/or pain at the stung site. Most people after a sting would develop allergic antibody to components of the venom but only a small percentage develop anaphylaxis to them (shock, breathing problem etc). Local reactions may be treated with antihistamine, anaphylactic reaction needs an allergy consult and EpiPen on hand. ...Read more

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What do they do in the ER to treat a bee allergy? How soon should you go?

What do they do in the ER to treat a bee allergy? How soon should you go?

Depends on severity: Stinging insect allergy should be treated immediately with injectable Epinephrine as soon as possible in patients with a history of anaphylaxis to such stings. ...Read more

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How long does it last for a bee allergy to be clear? What are symptoms?

How long does it last for a bee allergy to be clear? What are symptoms?

Bee sting allergy: You can get an immidiate allergic responce and it can cause swelling of the larynx and you need Epinephrine injection, late resonce can be swelling, itching and rash at the site of sting and meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and local treatment will be enough. If you have known allergy to bee sting, you should carry Epipen at all times. It may clear in 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more

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I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

It can get worse: Every individual is different but in some cases each time you are stung you could have an increase in symptoms. In other people there is no difference and the symptoms are always the same. You can be tested by an allergist and given an epipen (epinephrine) script. The main symptoms to monitor for is shortness of breathing and the throat tightening down Be careful and if the symptoms seem to increase go ER ...Read more

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What bit me!? SHARP toe pain returned as increasingly worse pulsing burning. Red dot or hole? No swelling. Next day no dot, mild itch. Bee allergy. Not that

What bit me!? SHARP toe pain returned as increasingly worse pulsing burning. Red dot or hole? No swelling. Next day no dot, mild itch. Bee allergy. Not that

No one can tell: It is impossible to tell what may have bitten you or even if the problem is caused by an insect bite. If the problem is getting worse, you need to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Bee bites and stings. How severe can these allergies be?

Varies: Sting reactions can vary from very mild to life threatening. About 50 people die each year in the US from string reactions. ...Read more

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How much does a bee sting hurt?

How much does a bee sting hurt?

It can be a: Bit intense the second you are getting stung. The good news is that the pain begins to start lessening within a number of minutes. ...Read more

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How long effects from a bee sting last?

How long effects from a bee sting last?

Few hrs usually: But occasionally for many hrs. Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area...Washing it right away. Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief.
If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms (hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc.) if you have these see an allergist asap. ...Read more

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What do do for a bee sting besides ice?

Bee sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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