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How many bee stings does it take to kill a human adult?

How many bee stings does it take to kill a human adult?

Depends: Could be just one or 100... Depends on the body's allergic response to the sting. One bee sting could result in anaphylaxis and death. Anyone with such an allergy needs to carry an epi-pen. Ask your doctor about this. It is very important! ...Read more

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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 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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What to take for bee stings on arms?

See below: Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the best thing to take. You can also make a mixture of meat tenderizer and baking soda, paste consistency, and apply to the site. Bee sting sites tend to get worse over 24 to 48 hours, . ...Read more

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Can i still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if i'm allergic to bee stings?

Can i still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if i'm allergic to bee stings?

Venom: Your deadly allergy is to the venom from a bee sting. That does not mean that you would be allergic to bee pollen or honey. If you are concerned about food allergies, an allergist would be the medical professional to see. ...Read more

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How to treat bee stings?

Cold compress & ...: Bee sting in individuals without history of severe allergic reaction to bee venom, cold compress and analgesics should be enough. Individuals with bee venom allergy should get Epipen (epinephrine) shot right away. ...Read more

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Can a fetus be allergic bee stings?

No: But if the mother is allergic the fetus could be affected if she has allergic reaction during pregnancy. ...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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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 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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