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.
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.
No. Avoid bees. They are not really aggressive;leave them alone and expect them to do the same.
Depends on type rxn. Oral antihistamines; topical anti-inflammatory creams/ointments like hydrocortisone/calamine/benadryl; oral steroids; and sometime Epinephrine via injection.
Depends. If the sting causes only local reaction then topical measures are fine. If a patient develop more than local reaction then skin testing is indicated to determine if this is true "bee" allergy. If positive venom immunotherapy would be prescribed as well as epi pen.
See an allergist. The best way to diagnosis allergy to stinging insects is via skin testing. Allergists use different venoms to test for such allergies, and testing can take 1-2 hours. There are also blood tests to help make the diagnosis.
Venom testing. If one has an allergic reaction to bee sting then venom skin testing and / or venom blood testing is indicated.
Reaction on sting. A bee sting allergy is an immune response after being stung by a bee. An allergic reaction can also occur after being stung by a paper wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, and white faced hornets. A reaction can include swelling, hives, cough, wheeze, nausea, belly pain, vomiting, fall in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Blood and skin testing can diagnose this allergy.
Can't prognosticate. Insect sting allergy can be tested for once a suspect anaphylactic reaction has occurred, however testing with no history of anaphylaxis is not indicated. Nor is there data to assist in interpreting skin test or in vitro (blood) tests in the absence of a positive history. Additionally as with any allergy there is the requirement of prior exposure (s) to induce sensitization necessary for allergy.
One does not know. Bee sting allergy is diagnosed after an individual is stung, has an allergic reaction and skin testing and/or blood testing verifies the offending allergen.
Bee sting allergy. The only cure is to get desensitized to bee venom by receiving venom desensitization from your board certified allergist. The treatment has a high success rate. Find a local allergist at aaaai. Org or acaai. Org.