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What does it mean if a patient has a history of allergic reactions to bee stings?

What does it mean if a patient has a history of allergic reactions to bee stings?

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, self administered Epinephrine to use as initial treatment until they can get to a hospital for additional care. ...Read more

 

Bee Sting: Definition

A bee sting is when you are stung by a bee. Not meant to sound sarcastic. The bee inserts a tiny stinger into your skin. This can release venom per say and can introduce bacteria into the skin which can cause an infection. Some people are highly allergic to bee stings and can develop serious and even ...Read more

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What to do when bee stings and i'm allergic?

What to do when bee stings and i'm allergic?

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 more

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Checklist: Treating Bee Stings

Apply a cold pack to the sting
10 min, Once for 1 Days
Take an antihistamine
Once
If difficulty breathing, throat tight, or generalized hives, go to ER
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What do you do when a bee stings you and you are possibly allergic?

What do you do when a bee stings you and you are possibly allergic?

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 more

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How can I tell if I am allergic to bee stings?

An allergy skin test: An allergy specialist is able to test you to different extracts from bees and other stinging insects to determine what particular insect you may be allergic to. Based on your type of reaction and the test results, they may prescribe allergy shots to prevent future allergic reactions to bee (or other insect) stings. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating Bee Stings

Remove the stinger
Once
If red around area, take Benadryl, consider an ER visit
Once
If having breathing problems, call 911, and go to ER
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What causes a person to be a allergic to bee stings?

What causes a person to be a allergic to bee stings?

Allergy Antibody: A patient who is allergic to bee stings has developed allergy antibody, ige, to one or more of the components in the venom that is injected by the bee. ...Read more

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Is there a way to test if I am allergic to bee stings if I have never been stung before?

Is there a way to test if I am allergic to bee stings if I have never been stung before?

Not allergic...: If you have never had a beesting, you are not allergic...At least not until after the first time. To be allergic to something, your body must be in contact with it at least once for it to develop the "memory to be allergic" to a specific antigen, in this case the beesting. Also, allergic to one beesting does not necessarily mean you will be allergic to all beestings. Be safe... Good luck. ...Read more

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Can people be allergic to bee stings?

Yes: Allergic reactions to beestings include hives, wheezing, throat swelling, and drop in blood pressure; these reactions can be life-threatening and need to be taken seriously. Any visible reaction on the skin that is not directly connected to the site of the sting is an allergic reaction. You should carry an epi-pen when outdoors, and should consult an allergist regarding desensitization. ...Read more

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How can you know if you are allergic to bee stings?

Skin testing: I would recommend seeing a board-certified allergist for possible testing to the venom. ...Read more

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Stings: Definition

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