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How can you know if you are allergic to bee stings?

How can you know if you are allergic to bee stings?

Skin testing: I would recommend seeing a board-certified allergist for possible testing to the venom. ...Read more

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Bee Sting (Definition)

A bee sting is when you are stung by a bee. Not meant to sound sarcastic. The bee inserts a tiny stinger into your skin. This can release venom per say and can introduce bacteria into the skin which can cause an infection. Some people are highly allergic to bee stings and can develop serious and even deadly reactions. Not meant to scare you but this can be serious. Please ...Read more


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How can I tell if I am allergic to bee stings?

How can I tell if I am allergic to bee stings?

An allergy skin test: An allergy specialist is able to test you to different extracts from bees and other stinging insects to determine what particular insect you may be allergic to. Based on your type of reaction and the test results, they may prescribe allergy shots to prevent future allergic reactions to bee (or other insect) stings. ...Read more

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What causes a person to be a allergic to bee stings?

What causes a person to be a allergic to bee stings?

Allergy Antibody: A patient who is allergic to bee stings has developed allergy antibody, ige, to one or more of the components in the venom that is injected by the bee. ...Read more

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Is there a way to test if I am allergic to bee stings if I have never been stung before?

Is there a way to test if I am allergic to bee stings if I have never been stung before?

Not allergic...: If you have never had a beesting, you are not allergic...At least not until after the first time. To be allergic to something, your body must be in contact with it at least once for it to develop the "memory to be allergic" to a specific antigen, in this case the beesting. Also, allergic to one beesting does not necessarily mean you will be allergic to all beestings. Be safe... Good luck. ...Read more

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Can people be allergic to bee stings?

Yes: Allergic reactions to beestings include hives, wheezing, throat swelling, and drop in blood pressure; these reactions can be life-threatening and need to be taken seriously. Any visible reaction on the skin that is not directly connected to the site of the sting is an allergic reaction. You should carry an epi-pen when outdoors, and should consult an allergist regarding desensitization. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee 6 hours ago. I have never been allergic to bee stings. there is almost no mark left where the bee stung me. Am i in safe zone?

I got stung by a bee 6 hours ago. I have never been allergic to bee stings. there is almost no mark left where the bee stung me. Am i in safe zone?

No anaphylaxis: The almost instantaneous reaction which can cause system wide collapse and death occurs with 5-15 min. There are other reactions that can occur several hours to even days later but they are not life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is it true that one can only tell if allergic to bee stings after the second time being stung?

Not necessarily: Bee sting allergy is diagnosed by a patient having been sting and having an allergic reaction. The patient is then skin tested to verify the sensitivity. Patients can have their "first sting" and have an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How to determine if I am allergic to bee stings?

How to determine if I am allergic to bee stings?

Signs & Symptoms: 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, wheezing, chest, tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, throat tightness, slurring of speech, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or feeling weak. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if one is allergic to bee stings will he be allergic to jellyfish or fire coral?

Not necessarily: Bee sting allergy is triggered by ige mediated allergy to specific proteins in the honey bee venom. Mellitin and phospholipase are some of these proteins. These are distinct from jelly fish and coral reactions. Many people will react to jelly fish and coral stings suggesting a toxic reaction as opposed to a true allergic reaction. ...Read more

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If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

No.: A bee sting allergy means you are allergic to the bee's venom, which is not in either honey or beeswax. It is certainly possible to be allergic to honey or beeswax (especially if you have a bad pollen allergy), but that's a completely separate allergy, unrelated to bee sting venom. ...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