PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What should you ask your doctor about bee stings?

ANSWER

If you're allergic to bee stings, ask your doctor if you should carry epinephrine shots with you. Wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace.

Also talk to your doctor about allergy shots, or immunotherapy. It’s a way to very slowly get your body used to an allergen. That way, you won’t have as bad of a reaction if you’re stung again.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What do I do if I'm allergic to my medicine?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: