Do bee stings cause lymphedema?

No. A bee sting on the problem leg could cause additional swelling but is not a primary cause of lymphedema.
No. Bee stings can cause an allergic reaction with significant swelling, but this is not lymphedema. It is an acute self limiting response, whereas lymphedema is a chronic condition due to damage of the lymphatic vessels.

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Is it normal for bee stings to cause these symptoms?

Bees/hornets/wasps. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness & tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: Swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing & breathing, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, confusion & slurring of. Read more...
What symptoms. are you having." These" does not let us know what symptoms you are having. Read more...

What causes a person to be a allergic to bee stings?

Allergy Antibody. A patient who is allergic to bee stings has developed allergy antibody, ige, to one or more of the components in the venom that is injected by the bee. Read more...

Approx 11 bee stings between 2 legs yesterday. Today they are very painful should this be concern to see a doctor or will pain go away. I am also diabetic and wondering if that could cause any complications

The . The first step to treating a bee sting is to remove the stingers. Bee stings will be painful for the rest of the day. Once removed, it is appropriate to apply cold compression to help with pain and swelling. Some people are allrgic to bee sting venom and can experience an anaphylactic reaction immediately following exposure to the venom. (this does not seem to be a problem for you). It is normal to feel pain for the rest of the day, and swelling will subside over the next week. Any swelling that seems to be spreading or any pain that is intolerable is worthy of a call to the doctor. Read more...
Yes. You should be evaluated by a physician for symptomatic relief and to make sure they do not become infected. Read more...

How do you treat bee stings?

Many ways. Mild reactions don't need to be treated. Increasing redness over a few days suggests an infection of the skin that requires treatment with antibiotics. Allergic reactions such as hives, wheezing or shock should be evaluated. Carrying an Epinephrine autoinjector keeps people alive until they get to the er, but the only real treatment for bee sting allergies is immunotherapy from an allergist. Read more...
See Allergists. Bee sting reactions can be relatively benign to life ending. In general local reactions to sting require symptomatic treatment. Reactions that occur away from sting site like hives, wheezing, lip or tongue swelling require more aggressive treatment like immunotherapy. Rarely, bee sting reactions uncover another disease called mastocytosis. Proper tx requires seeing an allergist. Read more...

What does it mean if a bee stings you?

Variable. Most often a bee sting causes localized pain, swelling, itching ; redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea or vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, etc. Read more...