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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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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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What should I do to help heal my bee stings?

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

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How much should it hurt when a bee stings you?

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 more

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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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Could you tell me what is the name of the disease from bee stings?

Could you tell me what is the name of the disease from bee stings?

Anaphylaxis??: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction associated with bee stings, but it is an immune response, not a disease. ...Read more

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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