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What are the symptoms of bee stings?

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

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

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Novick
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