Epinephrine for bee stings

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Like hot water in the shower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 15 minutes twice a day on that spot. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me the swelling will stay <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a good 2 weeks. But if I repeat hot water over the sting area I an make it go away in just a few days. By now you would have known if you were allergic. So if you had an allergic reaction other than swelling take antihistamine before running hot water over it.
Now its about 10 hours later and the chest and throat tightness is back. In the past I've always had to use the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>epinephrine</span> shot followed with the benedryl and have never had a "relapse" of symptoms. I'm going to take another dose of benedryl to see if it helps, but I was wondering, has anyone else had this "relapse" of symptoms happen? If so, what did you to to relieve them? Were steroids needed? Thanks...
I have never had allergies, other than hay fever types. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s etc. have never been an issue <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me. My reactions to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s was normally intense but very short and gone within an hour or so. I have been stung a fair number of times during my life. (55 YOA)Sometimes after taking the Niaspan I get very hot and flushed, depending on when I take it in relation to my meal and aspirin.
Hello I have severe reactions from insect <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s especially <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s. Its so bad that 1 or 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s will put me into anaphylactic shock. I have over 5000+ PVC's a day and the docs say it is a supposed benign condition. (which I do not believe). My wife has never had a pvc or palpitations. Anyways, I have to carry around a epipen everywhere I go. Last year I was working in my back yard and was stung twice, once in the face under the eye and once in my arm.
I always keep it in the house <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> him cause of his allergies plus he has a epi pen. Once he got a bite from a sweat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span>, and it swelled up so bad and scared the crap out of me so I gave him 2 kids benadryl and made him sit right beside me and I had the EPI pen out and ready to go. the bite started to go down never had to use the EPI pen thank god. but that really scared me and the benadryl helped him.
Hello I have severe reactions from insect <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s especially <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s. Its so bad that 1 or 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s will put me into anaphylactic shock. I have over 5000+ PVC's a day and the docs say it is a supposed benign condition. (which I do not believe). My wife has never had a pvc or palpitations. Anyways, I have to carry around a epipen everywhere I go. Last year I was working in my back yard and was stung twice, once in the face under the eye and once in my arm.
Home Remedies for Hives If you are severely allergic to specific things, such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s or other insect bites, certain foods, or medications, ask your doctor about prescribing an emergency kit containing epinephrine (also called adrenaline), which is an injection used to treat anaphylaxis and associated hives. Call Your Doctor About Hives If: Burning or itchy welts begin to develop in your throat. You may be at risk of suffocation. This requires immediate medical attention.
Chances are that the antihistamine was a histamine H1-receptor antagonist. Many protein based allergens (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span>/wasp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s, etc.) seem to trigger histamine H2 responses. Since Copaxone is a copolymer, histamine H1-receptor antagonist may not work well. The histamine H2-receptor antagonists, like cimetidine (Tagamet) or ranitidine (Zantac) and famotidine (Pepcid) might actually work better. I know, it sounds goofy, but the histamine response causes the acid pumps in the stomach to turn on.
I get the same reaction to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> and wasp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s. Ended up in the emergency room several times coz of that.
I remember there was an Epi-pen (emergency <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>epinephrine</span> like is used by people allergic to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s) in the supplies delivered to my house when I was starting a round of in-home IVSM infusions. I have to assume the Epic-pen was part of the delivery because severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is a recognized danger. I do think it's odd that you were finished with the drug two weeks before the hives started. It seems your body would have cleared the drug substantially by then.
Yeah, that was my reaction, except I tried to IGNORE it 'til it got so bad I was ready to do a shot of epinephrine or go to the ER (I've had to go before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> severe reactions to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s, wasp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s, certain flowers). TG I posted on forum instead. JM, "Sounds like you now have a contact dermatitis layered on top of what you had before which may have been anything from riba rash to seb dermatitis, to whatever.
So this story caught my eye this weekend and I am just not really sure how to react. The Canadian Medical Journal posted an editorial in which the writer criticized Air Canada's allowance of small pets to travel in the cabin of planes as an "unnecessary allergic hazard" The editorial called for a ban on all pets in the cabin of planes.
The kind of allergic reaction that I am describing is most common with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> and wasp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s. It starts within hours of the sting and gets worse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 2 to 4 days usually. Benadryl can help with the itching. But, it does NOT stop the reaction. There are at least 5 types of allergic reactions. The one people are most familiar with is the Type I immediate reaction like hay fever, hives, or anaphylaxis.
I have epinephrine injections coz i have serious allergies and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s can do the same thing to me. luckily, i don't inject myself weekly with bee venom and besides, it's winter. Wow. you're really going through a lot. And your friend did treatment 5 times? There are a couple of marathon master TX'ers here, too. i think Andiamo is up to # 7 and Susan did 9 . . . . Do you know what week you got UND? wyn BTW - that's MY blue-front amazon, Venus, in my profile.
All other symptoms are consistent (felt like a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> sting, itchy pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a few minutes, bluish color of swelling, leaves a large dark bruise after swelling desists, etc). I was squeezing a hose nozzle when the 'pop' occurred. I began to think 'what if this happens in my brain?!?' I generally have low BP (90/50). I was diagnosed with Raynaud's as a teenager, but haven't had an episode in years.
I have always suffered with a bad reaction to insect bites all my life, just gnats and horseflies etc. Not wasp or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sting</span>s which I have never had. In August I got a bite on my leg which made all my leg and foot swell up and it took antibiotics and various creams etc to make it go away. It hurt very badly, not itchy, and it took almost 2 months for the bite to go away completely although I still have the mark on my leg.
if you've tried everything and nothing works, you can look into Chinese medicine, herbs or even acupuncture, which my neighbor (had full body hives <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> weeks) tried. It took one week using herbs and acupunture <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> hers to completely disappear. Hang in there, it's not forever.
It seems to help some of my symptoms, but I still wonder if I'm too far along <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> it to make a big change. It is prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> PPMS and has shown some positive results in slowing down the progression of MS. I just take it a day at a time and pray for good things. I try not to let my health consume my every waking moment, but as is human nature, I long for a dx, as much for validation as for peace of mind.
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