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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


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How much should it hurt when a bee stings you?

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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What does it mean when you have a blister around a bee sting?

What does it mean when you have a blister around a bee sting?

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

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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 long after a bee sting does anaphylaxis occur?

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 more

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How common is it to get blisters after a bee sting?

It can happen but: Most people are more likely to have a pink, swollen lesion vice a blister. Monitor for signs of infection - ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ pain, pus like drainage, ^ tenderness, red streaks. Get care for signs of infection. ...Read more

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What should I do for a bee sting after i get the stinger out?

What should I do for a bee sting after i get the stinger out?

Options: Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal into a paste & apply.Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk next to a bee hive, or do bees come after you like mosquitoes do?

Is it safe to walk next to a bee hive, or do bees come after you like mosquitoes do?

Usually ok: Generally speaking - if you leave the bees alone, they will leave you alone. With that said - if you are close to their hive, then you risk disturbing them, which could lead to a sting. So walk carefully by. ...Read more

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How do I cure a bee sting from a bumble bee?

How do I cure a bee sting from a bumble bee?

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 more

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How do I no if the stinger is out from a bee sting?

How do I no if the stinger is out from a bee sting?

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

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Could you ever have an allergic reaction to a bee sting several days after a sting?

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

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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?

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?

No: Epinephrine ( the active mediation in the Epi-pen) can make you feel jittery and make your heart race but should not cause any harm. The effects will go away quickly. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a bee sting neutralize a wasp sting?

Could it happen that a bee sting neutralize a wasp sting?

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.

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 more

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How much does a bee sting hurt?

It can be a : Bit intense the second you are getting stung. The good news is that the pain begins to start lessening within a number of minutes. ...Read more