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Doctor insights on: Bee Stings Cause Lymphedema

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Do bee stings cause lymphedema?

Do bee stings cause lymphedema?

No: A bee sting on the problem leg could cause additional swelling but is not a primary cause of lymphedema. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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What are the causes of one to be allergic to wasp or bee stings?

What are the causes of one to be allergic to wasp or bee stings?

Protein in venom: A person who is allergic to stinging insects has developed an allergy to a protein in the insect venom. These proteins have been well described and include mellitin, hyaluronidase, phospholipase, etc. Why this happens to some people is unclear. Thankfully treatment with venom allergy injections is very successful. ...Read more

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Is it normal for bee stings to cause these symptoms?

Is it normal for bee stings to cause these symptoms?

Bees/hornets/wasps: 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

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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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Bee stings cause blisters on feet?

Bee stings cause blisters on feet?

It's possible: It's possible that bee stings cause blister on feet, particularly if you are stung there and have a severe reaction to them. It also can be secondary to a more serious condition of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). ...Read more

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Is is possible for multiple bee stings to cause peripheral neuropathy?

Is is possible for multiple bee stings to cause peripheral neuropathy?

Unusual: Typically, multiple bee stings do not cause neuropathy, but could trigger immune response if several at one time. We do encounter Guillain-Barre with ticks, and bowel infections, so, organisms can be carried by insects. Other than the above speculations, more likely your nerve problem due to another etiology. ...Read more

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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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Motrin for bee stings, is this okay?

Motrin for bee stings, is this okay?

Motrin is fine.: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bee stings?

Allergy Shots: Bee sting allergy can be life threatening. Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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How should bee stings on a 2 yr old treated?

How should bee stings on a 2 yr old treated?

Depends on severity: Oral pain medicine and cool compress or icepack can help. If there is any trouble breathing, widespread rash, tongue swelling, seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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Does zertec work. Like benedryl for bee stings?

Does zertec work. Like benedryl for bee stings?

Slower: In the long run the zyrtec (cetirizine) will help with itching and has the benefit of once daily dosing. However, it will take 4-6 hours to reach its effect level while benedryl can get there within an hour or so. For an acute sting, the benedryl may be the way to go with a zyrtec (cetirizine) followup, as the benedryl will be out of the system in about 4 hours. ...Read more

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I wish to know how to treat wasp and bee stings?

I wish to know how to treat wasp and bee stings?

See below: For non-allergic people, simple first aid is good. Remove any stingers by scraping off the stinger, place ice to the area for 20" every hour as needed, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itch and swelling, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, wash the area with soap and water, can use antibiotic ointment over area, and make sure tetanus shot is current (within 10 years). If allergic reac, resp probs, etc. - 911! ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bee stings?

Bee Stings: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching. And some people suggest making a paste of baking soda and meat tenderizer, and applying it to the site. ...Read more

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How long does anaphylactic shock occur after bee stings?

How long does anaphylactic shock occur after bee stings?

Can be immediate: Anaphylaxis to bee stings is a rapid onset, severe, and potentially life threatening reaction due to an allergy to the bee venom. It often occurs within minutes of a sting. Because this is life threatening, people with bee sting allergy should be tested by an allergist, carry an Epinephrine pen, and possibly be put on allergy injections to bee venom. ...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 kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

Depends,?? Rxn??: Bee stings can be simple issues that most can ignore. If the stinger remains scrape sideways to remove it & any trailing bee tissue that may have more venom. A cold compress decreases local pain, antihistamines can reduce swelling or itching. Major sting reactions can start with progressive swelling, abdominal pain, cough, difficulty breathing. If so a 911 call/er visit/e[pinephrine would be needed. ...Read more

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What are the different reactions to wasp, hornet, and bee stings?

What are the different reactions to wasp, hornet, and bee stings?

See below: Most commonly there is redness, swelling, and warmth at the bite site. The area may also be itchy. And, the size of the involved area tends to increase during the first one to two days. Some people can have very significant swelling, and/or develop an anaphylactic reaction with trouble breathing. ...Read more

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If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

No.: A bee sting allergy means you are allergic to the bee's venom, which is not in either honey or beeswax. It is certainly possible to be allergic to honey or beeswax (especially if you have a bad pollen allergy), but that's a completely separate allergy, unrelated to bee sting venom. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a bee stings directly on my pupil, will it improve my vision?

Can you tell me if a bee stings directly on my pupil, will it improve my vision?

Bee stings & the eye: If you actually get stung on the surface of your eye, it's important to get your eye checked to make sure no damage has taken place. The pupil (the hole in the middle of the iris) is covered by the clear cornea. It's more likely that you would get stung on your eyelids rather than the surface of your eye. ...Read more

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If someone is allergic to bee and bee stings, would that person likely be allergic to honey and bees wax?

If someone is allergic to bee and bee stings, would that person likely be allergic to honey and bees wax?

No: The allergy to the sting is due to an allergy in the venom of the bee. Honey and bees wax should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can these bee stings feelings in feet come from sitting in same positions for long hours? And from flip flops?

Absolutely: That pins and needle sensation "after your leg falls asleep" is due to blood flow returning to a previously crisscrossed leg, etc... When crossed with pressure, your blood flow and nerves were being squeezed (not dangerous) - and you feel as if your leg is asleep. When blood flow returns, the nerves initially fire randomly resulting in the pins and needles sensation. ...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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What are the symptoms of bee stings?

What are the symptoms of bee stings?

Varies: Bee sting reactions can range from mild irritation at sting site to life threatening reactions to death. Any sting that causes more than local irritation needs thorough evaluation and treatment. Venom immunotherapy has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the risk of systemic reaction to future stings. ...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