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    Do You Know the Symptoms of a Bee Sting Allergy?

    Riskiest Symptoms

    If you have a severe bee sting allergy that causes an emergency condition called anaphylaxis, the symptoms include:

    If that happens, call 911 immediately. If you have an epinephrine auto-injector, use it and repeat after 5 to 15 minutes if your symptoms haven’t improved. You’ll still need medical care right after you give yourself the shots, even if your symptoms seem to stop, because you could still have a delayed reaction.

    Understanding Bee Sting Allergies

    Find out more about bee sting allergies:

    Basics

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    That’s not likely. Most people aren’t allergic and only have minor symptoms in the area where they got stung, such as:

    • Pain
    • Swelling
    • Redness
    • Itching or burning

    Call Your Doctor If:

    You think you might have had an allergic reaction to a sting in the past. Your doctor can check on that and see if you’re at risk for anaphylaxis.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 10, 2015

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