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What are symptoms of a bee sting?

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For most people, a bee sting hurts for a few hours and then gets better. If you’re allergic, you may have a more serious reaction.

Some people get severe swelling at the site of the sting. A few have life-threatening symptoms, even if they've never before had an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

From: A Bee Stung Me. Am I Allergic? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: “Beekeeping.”

University of Oklahoma Police Department: “Oklahoma’s Perilous Partners.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “How Can I Avoid Insect Stings?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: “Beekeeping.”

University of Oklahoma Police Department: “Oklahoma’s Perilous Partners.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “How Can I Avoid Insect Stings?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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