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How Long After A Bee Sting Can Anaphylaxis Develop
Anaphylaxis: The relative timeframe for anaphylaxis to occur after exposure to a particular allergen or antigen can vary from seconds to hours. It could take from 30 minutes to an hour before the problem develops. As a general rule, the sooner the symptoms of anaphylaxis appear after exposure then the more severe the reaction is likely to be. Those symptoms relating to the surface of the skin may be the first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
90% in 4 hours: The so called biphasic anaphylaxis is where the symptoms recur after having been treated initially. So the patient is treated appropriately initially, but the anaphylaxis comes back. Biphasic anaphylaxis is more common if the initial therapy is delayed or if the initial presentation is more severe. For this reason the patient may be observed in the er for 4 hours in some cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be as: Fast as right away.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly - very fast: It could occur right after with rapidly worsening symptoms. ...Read more
Immediate to late: Most often it is immediate to have an anaphylactic reaction sometimes it may take a few minutes. It all depends on how quickly the 'venom' or chemical mediators are released. ...Read more
Minutes usually: Reactions to insect stings and foods typically occur within minutes to an hour or so after the actual exposure (sting or eating the food). For reactions that happen many hours or days later, it is very unlikely that it was caused by exposure to that allergen. See an allergist if you have additional questions or concerns. ...Read more
Can be immediate: Anaphylaxis to bee stings is a rapid onset, severe, and potentially life threatening reaction due to an allergy to the bee venom. It often occurs within minutes of a sting. Because this is life threatening, people with bee sting allergy should be tested by an allergist, carry an Epinephrine pen, and possibly be put on allergy injections to bee venom. ...Read more
Venom allergy shots: Venom immunotherapy (venom shots) is recommended for patients with systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Once testing has determined which stinging insects someone is allergic to, gradually increasing doses of venom are injected in the allergists office according to varying schedules. Once the maintenance dosage is reached injections are generally given every 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
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