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What are the riskiest symptoms of a bee sting?

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The riskiest symptoms of a bee sting are:

  • Itching, hives, or swelling over a large part of your body -- not just where you got stung
  • Face, throat or tongue starts to swell
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea or diarrhea

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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