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

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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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 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 do bee stings stay swelled up for?

Several days: My favorite treatment for a bee sting is a slice of onion rubbed on the sting...(not one at the eye). It neutralizes the sting and decreases swelling. Also homeopathic apis will decrease the swelling and help prevent itching. ...Read more

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How long do bee stings stay itchy for?

How long do bee stings stay itchy for?

Bee? wasp? hornet?: 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. Complications can cause longer symptoms.Yellow jackets can sting AND bite. Marked pain & significant itching may be experienced for 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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How long does anaphylactic shock occur after bee stings?

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

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Can these bee stings feelings in feet come from sitting in same positions for long hours? And from flip flops?

Absolutely: That pins and needle sensation "after your leg falls asleep" is due to blood flow returning to a previously crisscrossed leg, etc... When crossed with pressure, your blood flow and nerves were being squeezed (not dangerous) - and you feel as if your leg is asleep. When blood flow returns, the nerves initially fire randomly resulting in the pins and needles sensation. ...Read more

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How long does swelling take to go down after a bee stings your lip?

Bee sting: The effects of the bee sting should resolve in about 48 hours on your lip. I would recommend taking loratidine or cetirizine for 5 days once daily. ...Read more

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How do you treat bee stings?

See Allergists: Bee sting reactions can be relatively benign to life ending. In general local reactions to sting require symptomatic treatment. Reactions that occur away from sting site like hives, wheezing, lip or tongue swelling require more aggressive treatment like immunotherapy. Rarely, bee sting reactions uncover another disease called mastocytosis. Proper tx requires seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bee stings?

What are the symptoms of bee stings?

Varies: Bee sting reactions can range from mild irritation at sting site to life threatening reactions to death. Any sting that causes more than local irritation needs thorough evaluation and treatment. Venom immunotherapy has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the risk of systemic reaction to future stings. ...Read more

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