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How long after a bee sting does anaphylaxis occur?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Short time

Usually within minutes to under an hour..
Rarely severe symptoms can occur two hours or so later. If you have had serious symptoms after a sting in the past see an allergist asap. There is good testing and a treatment that can essentially " cure" you. Don't hesitate.

In brief: Short time

Usually within minutes to under an hour..
Rarely severe symptoms can occur two hours or so later. If you have had serious symptoms after a sting in the past see an allergist asap. There is good testing and a treatment that can essentially " cure" you. Don't hesitate.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seconds to 2 hours

Generally the sooner the onset of symptoms the worse the reaction.
So the ones that start within a minute or two after a sting turn out to be statistically the deadliest. You may not even have time to find your epipen! but venom immunotherapy cures 99% of patients with anaphylaxis to bee stings. If you are allergic to bees, wasps or hornets you should be on venom shots. Period. End of story.

In brief: Seconds to 2 hours

Generally the sooner the onset of symptoms the worse the reaction.
So the ones that start within a minute or two after a sting turn out to be statistically the deadliest. You may not even have time to find your epipen! but venom immunotherapy cures 99% of patients with anaphylaxis to bee stings. If you are allergic to bees, wasps or hornets you should be on venom shots. Period. End of story.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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