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Bee Sting: Symptoms and Treatments

About


Itchy and pale skin accompanied by weakness.


It is estimated that every year more than 50 people die in the United States because of a bee sting [1]


- Requires a medical diagnosis to treat a bee sting
- It can happen to both men and women
- Bee sting can be diagnosed via skin test and allergy blood test
- If there are many stings, then it is a medical emergency and needs immediate treatment.


No one wants to risk their life without any reason; the same goes with bees, they sting when they are upset because someone has appeared as a threat to them or to their territory. A breed of bee which is known as honeybee mostly dies after stinging someone.


Ages affected - any age can be affected by a bee sting. There is no bar to the age limit.


Symptoms


These symptoms can be self-diagnosed when there is a single sting. But when there are multiple stings immediate medical attention is required.


- Itching at the affected place
- Swelling
- Redness
- Pain
- Allergic reactions may happen if the person is allergic to pollen or certain chemicals that get incorporated in the blood by the sting.


Treatment


There are some immediate actions that need to be taken care of:


Self-care
- The first and the foremost step is to remove the sting; ask anyone who is potential enough to do the same a.s.a.p.
- To wash the area of the sting with soap and water.
- To reduce the swelling, use ice or something cold and apply it on the affected area.
- If you don't feel relaxed and observe excessive swelling at a different part of your body, then the possibility is that you are allergic to a bee sting.


Medications: Antihistamines are sometimes prescribed by doctors to prevent these reactions. After further analysis, you can even know whether you are susceptible to bee stings. Proper medications are thereafter prescribed by the doctor.


Specialists: For graver situation, contact us at mfine and get treated immediately

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