Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
You have symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. These may include:
Sudden raised, red areas (hives) all over your body.
Swelling of the throat, mouth, lips, or tongue.
Passing out (losing consciousness). Or you may feel very lightheaded or suddenly feel weak, confused, or restless.
Call your doctor now or seek
immediate medical care if:
You have symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as:
A rash or hives (raised, red areas on the skin).
Belly pain, nausea, or vomiting.
You have a lot of swelling around the site (such as your entire arm or leg is swollen).
You have signs
of infection, such as:
Increased pain, swelling, redness, or
warmth around the sting.
Red streaks leading from the
Pus draining from the sting.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to
contact your doctor if:
You do not get better as expected.
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June 04, 2014
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