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What is the treatment for bee stings?
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Allergy Shots
Bee sting allergy can be life threatening.
Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy.

In brief: Allergy Shots
Bee sting allergy can be life threatening.
Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Depends
For local reaction use a cold compress, elevation, acetaminophen.
For large local reaction - like the entire arm - do the same. You can add an antihistamine like allegra (fexofenadine). For an allergic reaction - hives all over, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, feeling faint or loss of consciousness, give epinephrine, albuterol, elevate feet, loosen clothes, & call 911. Later see an allergist for testing.

In brief: Depends
For local reaction use a cold compress, elevation, acetaminophen.
For large local reaction - like the entire arm - do the same. You can add an antihistamine like allegra (fexofenadine). For an allergic reaction - hives all over, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, feeling faint or loss of consciousness, give epinephrine, albuterol, elevate feet, loosen clothes, & call 911. Later see an allergist for testing.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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