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Do bee stings effect your bones or joints?

Do bee stings effect your bones or joints?

Possibly: The use of bee stings for reduction of arthritic joint pains is a folk remedy tradition and part of vedic and chinese traditional medicine, where it is called apitherapy. Trials of bee venom have not established any consistent pattern of relief, but anecdotal recommendations abound. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Can bee stings effect your bones or joints?

Can bee stings effect your bones or joints?

Bee stings: As a beekeeper i know that a bee sting can result is a local cortisone build up. Usually this improved joint pain due to arthritic changes. ...Read more

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Can bee stings affect your joints?

Can bee stings affect your joints?

See details: They do not cause joint pain as a rule. Some studies suggest injections of bee venom may actually help certain types of arthritis. ...Read more

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Is joint pain common after a bee sting?

Is joint pain common after a bee sting?

Yes: Joint pain can occur after a sting from a venomous insect. Joint pain itself is not usually due to an allergic reaction but from an irritant reaction from the venom itself. Ice applied to the sting site and the joint is helpful. ...Read more

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How do you treat bee stings?

How do you treat bee stings?

See Allergists: Bee sting reactions can be relatively benign to life ending. In general local reactions to sting require symptomatic treatment. Reactions that occur away from sting site like hives, wheezing, lip or tongue swelling require more aggressive treatment like immunotherapy. Rarely, bee sting reactions uncover another disease called mastocytosis. Proper tx requires seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a bee stings you?

What does it mean if a bee stings you?

Variable: Most often a bee sting causes localized pain, swelling, itching ; redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea or vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, etc. ...Read more

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How to determine if I am allergic to bee stings?

Signs & Symptoms: Most often a bee sting causes localized pain, swelling, itching & redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea or vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, wheezing, chest, tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, throat tightness, slurring of speech, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or feeling weak. ...Read more

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What happens with desensitisation therapy for bee stings.?

See details: It involves seeing an allergist and receiving injections of bee venom in increasing amounts over a period of weeks or months. ...Read more

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What to take for bee stings on arms?

See below: Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the best thing to take. You can also make a mixture of meat tenderizer and baking soda, paste consistency, and apply to the site. Bee sting sites tend to get worse over 24 to 48 hours, . ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...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