7 doctors weighed in:
If you have bee sting allergy should you avoid hiking?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
Bee sting allergy is potentially very serious.
Stings can occur anywhere and anytime. One needs to decide whether a particular activity is a reasonable to undertake given one's medical condition.

In brief: Not necessarily
Bee sting allergy is potentially very serious.
Stings can occur anywhere and anytime. One needs to decide whether a particular activity is a reasonable to undertake given one's medical condition.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Bhavin Patel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Allergy shots
Consider getting allergy tested first for insect venom. If you are positive, then you have a higher risk of a serious reaction with a bee sting.
In this case you can get venom immunotherapy (allergy shots) to decrease the your sensitivity to insect stings. Thus, you may not have to avoid hiking. Also have an Epipen (epinephrine) prescribed that you carry with you.

In brief: Allergy shots
Consider getting allergy tested first for insect venom. If you are positive, then you have a higher risk of a serious reaction with a bee sting.
In this case you can get venom immunotherapy (allergy shots) to decrease the your sensitivity to insect stings. Thus, you may not have to avoid hiking. Also have an Epipen (epinephrine) prescribed that you carry with you.
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
In brief: No
Avoid bees.They are not really aggressive;leave them alone and expect them to do the same.

In brief: No
Avoid bees.They are not really aggressive;leave them alone and expect them to do the same.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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