How long after a bee sting can anaphylaxis develop?

Anaphylaxis. The relative timeframe for anaphylaxis to occur after exposure to a particular allergen or antigen can vary from seconds to hours. It could take from 30 minutes to an hour before the problem develops. As a general rule, the sooner the symptoms of anaphylaxis appear after exposure then the more severe the reaction is likely to be. Those symptoms relating to the surface of the skin may be the first.
Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis may occur within sec to min. After bee sting and is usually rapid and life threatening. A bee sting may initially not cause a reaction. It may be the subsequent sting that provokes a response. It is actually statistically rare to have a an anaphylactic reaction to bee stings after an uneventful 1st event. No specific tests can predict evernts. Conservatively-an Epipen (epinephrine) may be kept.

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How long does it take to go into anaphylactic shock from a bee sting on your leg?

Immediate to late. Most often it is immediate to have an anaphylactic reaction sometimes it may take a few minutes. It all depends on how quickly the 'venom' or chemical mediators are released. Read more...

How long does anaphylactic shock occur after bee stings?

Can be immediate. Anaphylaxis to bee stings is a rapid onset, severe, and potentially life threatening reaction due to an allergy to the bee venom. It often occurs within minutes of a sting. Because this is life threatening, people with bee sting allergy should be tested by an allergist, carry an Epinephrine pen, and possibly be put on allergy injections to bee venom. Read more...

When after a bee sting can anaphylaxis occur?

Minutes usually. Reactions to insect stings and foods typically occur within minutes to an hour or so after the actual exposure (sting or eating the food). For reactions that happen many hours or days later, it is very unlikely that it was caused by exposure to that allergen. See an allergist if you have additional questions or concerns. Read more...