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Can people be allergic to bee stings?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Absolutely

Bee sting reactions incude stings to honey bee, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets.
The sting reaction can range from local irritation to life threatening reactions to death. In the us about 50 people die each year from bee sting reaction. Systemic reactions need to be taken very seriously and evaluated.

In brief: Absolutely

Bee sting reactions incude stings to honey bee, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets.
The sting reaction can range from local irritation to life threatening reactions to death. In the us about 50 people die each year from bee sting reaction. Systemic reactions need to be taken very seriously and evaluated.
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