Bee Allergy Signs. Common Allergies and Symptoms From Bee Stings & Intolerance.
My family and I were at Adventure Island in Tampa, FL. It was getting late but my kids wanted to stay a bit longer.
We took them Splash Attack where they could run off the rest of their energy. I was lying on a chair and dared to move a bit. That's when I felt it. A sharp stinging pain the side of my foot. I'd been stung by a bee.
A bee sting allergy is your body's hyperactive state when it come into contact with something its allergic to. For most people a bee sting is not serious, just a bit painful. For those that are allergic to bees the signs and symptoms usually develop within a few seconds to a few minutes after being stung.
Some people can have an allergic reaction or intolerance to a bee sting which causes unwanted symptoms. Symptoms vary from person to person and can display themselves in a variety of ways.
These are the typical allergy reactions:
It's a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Many times those that are susceptible to anaphylaxis shock will carry epinephrine, sometimes called an EpiPen. This gives the person a shot of adrenalineand offers enough time to get him to the emergency room.
Anaphylaxis symptoms can include:
Difficulty in breathing. The victim may have a swollen throat or airway making it difficult to breathe.
Bee Sting First Aid Treatment
If you're stung by a bee, the first thing to do is stay calm as best you can. The bee will normally leave the stinger in your skin. Remove the stinger and scrape the sac area with your fingernail. Get to the bathroom and wash the affected area with soap and water. You can apply an ointment like hydrocortisone then cover with a bandage.
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Another remedy is to use moist tobacco. Skoal or Kodiak are good choices. I carry a less expensive brand called Longhorn. Take a pinch and put it on the affected area after you remove the stinger. The nicotine soaks up a little bit of the venom and lessens the painful effects.
How To Avoid Being Stung?
I would encourage you to learn bee, wasp, hornet, and yellow jacket's environment and take measures to avoid them:
When You Go Out
And Around Your Home
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