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Does A Bee Die After It Stings You
What to do if i just got stung by a bee or a wasp how long does it take to feel allergic reactions?
Immediate: If you are going to have a reaction it is usually immediate. ...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
Not much.: A blister is a normal variant, even if it looks a bit extreme. If it's not bothering you, and you're breathing fine, then just leave it alone. It's not something to be too concerened about if there are no other problems. ...Read more
Short time: Usually within minutes to under an hour..Rarely severe symptoms can occur two hours or so later. If you have had serious symptoms after a sting in the past see an allergist asap. There is good testing and a treatment that can essentially " cure" you. Don't hesitate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bumblebee sting: 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. Tetanus shot is needed every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easy to see: When stung, the bee actually leaves the stinger behind attached to the venom gland. Scraping it sideways to prevent squeezing more venom into the wound is recommended. If you don't see a gland attached it is either out or you were stung by something else. ...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
Will epipin cause bad harm if you inject it thinking you had a allergic reaction to allergy shot when you really didn't have a reaction?
I don't think so: I have not heard of that. But i would not try to temp a bee to sting me just to test it out. Both cause a release of histamines - so you are likely just to develop more of an reaction. ...Read more
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How long does it take for swelling to go down after a few wasp stings? No allergies to insect stings/bites.
Wasp stings swelling: Sting reactions can normally take several days to go down but should be improving by then. It may take a week or more to resolve completely. If it is worsening or not improving then you should have it looked at. You could have developed a local skin infection at the site of the sting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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