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Doctor insights on: Honey Bee Allergy

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Can my bee allergy be passed to my kids?

Can my bee allergy be passed to my kids?

Not at all likely: Parents who are allergic can pass on the tendency to make allergic antibodies (ige) but not allergies to specific substances, e, g. Foods, medications, bee venom, etc. Studies show that allergy to bee venom is not more common in individuals who have pollen or other inhalant allergies. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bee Sting Allergy (Definition)

A bee sting allergy is an immune response after being stung by a bee. An allergic reaction can also occur after being stung by a paper wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, and white faced hornets. A reaction can include swelling, hives, cough, wheeze, nausea, belly pain, vomiting, fall in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Blood and skin testing ...Read more


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Treating Bee Stings (Checklist)

Apply a cold pack to the sting
10 min, Once for 1 Days
Take an antihistamine
Once
If you can't breathe, your throat is tight, you have hives, go to ER
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How to diagnose a bee sting allergy in yourself?

How to diagnose a bee sting allergy in yourself?

Venom testing: If one has an allergic reaction to bee sting then venom skin testing and / or venom blood testing is indicated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mild bee allergy or a full blown one?

How to know if I have a mild bee allergy or a full blown one?

Depends on symptoms: We break this down into 2 types: Localized reactions: contiguous with where the sting occurred (if on your arm and only your arm is swollen/itchy) Systemic reactions: Multiple non-contiguous sites (your arm is stung and your leg is swollen) or other organs are involved (wheezing, throat swelling, hypotension etc.) For systemic reactions or if you're not sure give Epinephrine immediately and 911 ...Read more

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I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

It can get worse: Every individual is different but in some cases each time you are stung you could have an increase in symptoms. In other people there is no difference and the symptoms are always the same. You can be tested by an allergist and given an epipen (epinephrine) script. The main symptoms to monitor for is shortness of breathing and the throat tightening down Be careful and if the symptoms seem to increase go ER ...Read more

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What do they do in the ER to treat a bee allergy? How soon should you go?

What do they do in the ER to treat a bee allergy? How soon should you go?

Depends on severity: Stinging insect allergy should be treated immediately with injectable Epinephrine as soon as possible in patients with a history of anaphylaxis to such stings. ...Read more

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How is a bee sting allergy treated?

How is a bee sting allergy treated?

Depends on type rxn: Oral antihistamines; topical anti-inflammatory creams/ointments like hydrocortisone/calamine/benadryl; oral steroids; and sometime Epinephrine via injection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a honey bee sting on my finger and I have swelling as well as burning?

What is the treatment for a honey bee sting on my finger and I have swelling as well as burning?

Tx: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. 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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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