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Delayed Allergic Reaction To Bee Sting
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 more
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
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 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
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
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
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
Possible to have a delayed honey bee sting reaction? Got stung two hours ago now hand is starting to puff up.
Toxic reaction: Allergic reactions to bee stings tend to occur within minutes. Swelling at the site of envenomation after two hours sounds like a normal toxic reaction to the bee venom. ...Read more
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
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
No: No there is no natural cure for bee sting allergy. ...Read more
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
I remember when I was young way back in the philippines whenever I have a bee stung I shake, is that an allergic reaction? Or I was just in panic?
I was stung 2-3 times by a bee but the bee never left a stinger. What are the chances of having a allergic reaction if I ever get stung again?
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
35 yr old f stung before by bees, suddenly gets bad reaction to bee sting. Dizzy, shortness of breath, swelling & fever. Do I now need epipen (epinephrine)?
None!: There is no established relationship!Get a more detailed answer ›
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