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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various options: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or: apply enzyme based meat tenderizer poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal - apply paste. Or: mix clay-like soil with water - apply. For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used. ...Read more
Having been stung: Many times over my lifetime - i would say that the pain is intense for a couple of minutes. It is sharp ; stinging. It lessens in intensity quickly ; becomes dull. It is however not too bad when compared to breaking a bone, having a baby or having a surgical abdomen. Overall - unless you are allergic or get a lot of stings - it usually is no big deal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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