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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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For what length of time can hives last after a bee sting?

For what length of time can hives last after a bee sting?

Depends: Depends on how allergic you are and whether it was multiple stings, but hives after a bee sting can last from a few hours to a few days and can be associated with other symptoms such as breathing difficulties, feeling faint, passing out and throat swelling. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would hurt worse breaking a leg or getting attacked by a hive of bees?

Depends : Multiple attacks by bees will likely be more painful since the stings are repetitive. If you get stung at very sensitive areas of the body, it will hurt terribly and you may even die from it. A broken leg may hurt a lot at the time of the breakage, but if you can splint it correctly, the pain will decrease or cease. Neither is a good choice for this weekend's outing. ...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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Week and a half old bee sting, now has hives?

Week and a half old bee sting, now has hives?

Connection not likely : Hives 1 1/2 wks after having been stung by a bee are probably not from the sting but rather a reaction to some food eaten, medication being taken, a soap or shampoo or other substance to which you have been exposed, or even a reaction to a bacterial or viral infection. Antihistamine is often helpful along with cool compresses. If not better in few days, suggest evaluation by your primary care provider. ...Read more

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8 y/o broke out in hives after1st time bee sting. Now epi-pen must be used every sting. Will he grow out of this? How can we test severity of allergy?

8 y/o broke out in hives after1st time bee sting. Now epi-pen must be used every sting. Will he grow out of this? How can we test severity of allergy?

Mgt: It would be helpful to review and a virtual appointment may be booked online. Were there multiple stings? Do you live in an area with bees nests? The EPI Pen is used for patients at high risk of a severe reaction. This is a helpful website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bee-stings/basics/treatment/con-20034120 ...Read more

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Is there treatment to build immunity to bee stings? A few years ago I broke out in hives all over my body after a sting. I carry an epipen (epinephrine).

Is there treatment to build immunity to bee stings?  A few years ago I broke out in hives all over my body after a sting.  I carry an epipen (epinephrine).

Absolutely.: I strongly disagree with the previous answer. Venom immunotherapy is absolutely effective for patients with bee sting allergy. Vit, administered to the proper patient , in the proper doses, by a bc allergist, reduces one's risk for anaphylaxis to "bee stings" from 40-70% risk to the low single digits. ...Read more

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Am I having an allergic reaction? I had bee pollen today and my nose tingled, throat itched, and hours after I see hives and white patch by uvula. And a swollen lymph node on neck by shoulder.

Am I having an allergic reaction? I had bee pollen today and my nose tingled, throat itched, and hours after I see hives and white patch by uvula. And a swollen lymph node on neck by shoulder.

Probable: If you are allergic to the pollen, it is definitely a possibility. Needless to say that avoidance is the key. On the other hand, different bee colonies collect pollen from different plants and thus the reaction may not be universal. ...Read more

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Palatal tori has enlargened and is causing discomfort, bee about 2 days how long does this last? Ibruprofen not relieving. Isn't pain, more lumpy feel

Palatal tori has enlargened and is causing discomfort, bee about 2 days how long does this last? Ibruprofen not relieving. Isn't pain, more lumpy feel

PostTraumatic lesion: Palatal tori is benign anomaly. Due to the protrusion they are often traumatized and may have associated ulceration (swelling) of the overlying mucosa. Rinse with worm salt water 3 times a day and in 10 days the problem is solved. If concerned, see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long effects from a bee sting last?

How long effects from a bee sting last?

Few hrs usually: But occasionally for many hrs.Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area...Washing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap. ...Read more

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How long do bee stings last?

How long do bee stings last?

See below: Generally speaking local reactions from insect sting can manifest over 72 hours or less, then start to improve. If worsening beyond 72 hours or becoming very painful, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How long does dizzyness last after bee sting?

Unless you : Hyperventilated from fear - dizziness isn't one of the standard non-allergic symptoms. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing ; breathing. ...Read more

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How long will the pain after a bee sting typically last?

How long will the pain after a bee sting typically last?

A few hours: Typical reaction to bee sting involves a local reaction. Manifests as redness and painful swelling around the site of the sting that usually develops within minutes and resolves within a few hours. In some cases swelling may last 1-2 days. Uncomplicated local reactions may be treated with cold compresses, NSAIDs for pain, and nonsedating antihistamines for itching. Consult Allergist if more severe ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long should effects from a bee sting last?

Bee sting: Melittin is injected into the skin by a bee. This can cause significant sharp pain for a few minutes due to stimulation of pain receptor nerve endings in skin. There can be residual achy pain for several days with tenderness to palpation. ...Read more

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How long does it last for a bee allergy to be clear? What are symptoms?

How long does it last for a bee allergy to be clear? What are symptoms?

Bee sting allergy: You can get an immidiate allergic responce and it can cause swelling of the larynx and you need Epinephrine injection, late resonce can be swelling, itching and rash at the site of sting and meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and local treatment will be enough.If you have known allergy to bee sting, you should carry Epipen at all times.It may clear in 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee two days ago it's still swollen, red & itches how long will this last?

I got stung by a bee two days ago it's still swollen, red & itches how long will this last?

Meat tenderizer: Try using cold compresses on it for about 20-30 minutes several times a day. Iin between you might make a paste of meat tenderizer and apply it to the bite. The enzymes in the tenderizer rill help to extract the venom and reduce the swelling and itching. ...Read more