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.
Usually mild symptms. Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing 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.

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Is it normal for bee stings to cause these symptoms?

Bees/hornets/wasps. 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, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, confusion & slurring of. Read more...
What symptoms. are you having." These" does not let us know what symptoms you are having. Read more...

How do you treat bee stings?

Many ways. Mild reactions don't need to be treated. Increasing redness over a few days suggests an infection of the skin that requires treatment with antibiotics. Allergic reactions such as hives, wheezing or shock should be evaluated. Carrying an Epinephrine autoinjector keeps people alive until they get to the er, but the only real treatment for bee sting allergies is immunotherapy from an allergist. Read more...
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...

What does it mean if a bee stings you?

Variable. Most often a bee sting causes localized pain, swelling, itching ; redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea or vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, etc. Read more...

What is the biology behind bee stings?

Venom is injected by. Venom is injected in to the body. Human defence response come in play which cause brief pain and then it fade away. Apply ice immediately and many people get relief in 15 monutes. Read more...
See below. Bee stings and other stings from the hymenoptera class usually cause only a "local reaction" with redness swelling and warmth and initial pain that fades. This is due to the vasoactive venom components in the sting. Occ, a llr (large local reaction) can occur where the area enlarges over 2-3 days and then resolves over 5-10 days. Rarely, a systemic reaction occurs, anaphylaxis, which can kill. Read more...