Epinephrine for bee stings

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539780 tn?1213943976 After a few days if still swollen running hot water over the sting area makes it drain faster. Like hot water in the shower for 15 minutes twice a day on that spot. For me the swelling will stay for 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.
Avatar f tn Now being awaking by the stings or when driving , very painful. Also my but cheek was numb for 24 hours ( left ). i already have diabetic nephropathy in my hands and feet now taking neurontin for it. Is this the same condition or something new?
Avatar n tn I have never had allergies, other than hay fever types. Bee stings etc. have never been an issue for me. My reactions to the stings 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.
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Avatar f tn I feel king of dumb asking this, but has anyone here had an allergic reaction to bees that comes back hours later? After getting stung by bees I usually have about a 20-30 minute "window" to get to my epi shot and benedryl -my reaction is unusual in that I get dizzy, my blood pressure crashes, and my throat and chest get really tight. -No rashes or redness...
2147300 tn?1369689688 I do not have any reactions normally to stings except tourettes. Did I do the right thing or should I watch for something to develop. It has been half hour and I am going to war in few minutes with sevin dust.
Avatar f tn Bee stings really did not work. I had several friends who tried it back in the day. No one kept up with it.
Avatar n tn Hello I have severe reactions from insect stings especially bee stings. Its so bad that 1 or 2 stings 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.
Avatar f tn first, having effective anti-histaminic medication on hand, to be taken immediately following stings/bites and two, consult with an Allergist regarding the feasibility of allergy desensitization to bee and wasp stings. If your body’s response to such bites/stings is excessive, if not life threatening, the Allergist would probably recommend that you carry what is called an Epi-Pen for immediate injection when bitten. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Hello I have severe reactions from insect stings especially bee stings. Its so bad that 1 or 2 stings 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.
Avatar n tn When I was a child, I required emergency treatment following a bee sting. It was determined that I had a strong allergy to honey bee stings and a lesser allergy to wasp stings. I went through a desensitization regimen. My questions are as follows: o Does the desensitization regimen last a life time? Am I still protected? o Are honey bee and wasp venom similar and are their venom different from the venom of other bees? I was recently stung 5 times by yellow jackets.
1331797 tn?1276142331 When I was first diagnosed, years ago, they were using bee stings as a possible treatment for MS. The doctor told me that outside of bee stings there really wasn't much else they could offer me other than comfort drugs. I settled for the comfort (Of which there was very little) and ate bee pollen by the hand full! All I got from that was beautiful hair and nails not to mention a slight pain med addiction! I sometimes forget to be grateful. But every time I see a bee it comes back to me.
3791484 tn?1348234566 Home Remedies for Hives If you are severely allergic to specific things, such as bee stings 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.
Avatar n tn How the Bee Venom Works: Bee Venom therapy (BVT) uses bee venom to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic pain, arthritis, multiple schlerosis etc. A bee is held to a person's skin and allowed to sting, releasing its "venom" into the recipient. The principal active component of bee venom is melittin, a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, said to be 100 times more potent than hydrocortisone.
Avatar n tn Posted By John E. Hoyt on April 28, 1999 at 20:08:18 Hello, I have been stung by fire ants & then Yellow jackets 2 seperate incidences of bee stings, within 1 month. Both times I went into Atrial-Flutter, and had to have a Cardio-Vasive (Paddles Re-Start & transgeosophigal, then on last time, after less then 1 month treatment, of heart meds. I went into atrial-fib. mode, and have been in that since taking drugs.
Avatar n tn i am posting this for my father.my father is 64 years old and was attacked by bee on his left eyes before 2 days and since then his vision is really blurred eventhough the stings are removed.
338416 tn?1420045702 Chances are that the antihistamine was a histamine H1-receptor antagonist. Many protein based allergens (bee/wasp stings, 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.
Avatar n tn Has anyone heard of using bee stings for treatment of CIDP? If so, where can I find more info? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn at time the tips of my fingers feel like bee stings when I wash my hands and the first touch water...or if I touch anything..it feels like bee stings.. it will last a day or two then gone.
Avatar f tn She has had no swelling or itching on or near her mouth or throat, and she has had no signs of respiratory distress/breathing difficulties. Can bee stings cause reactions that are of a progressive nature? I am concerned about the possibility of some of the more serious reactions developing over time. This latest sting is definitely worse than the one before; I thought the one before this one was bad!! She has MAJOR swelling; the swelling is at the site, but it is also well beyond the site.
Avatar m tn What should I have done before me calling 911? The Hospital told me that I am now allergic to bee stings.
Avatar n tn She has started puberty and I have noticed some moodyness, especially when it comes to her little brother. She was eating normally for a few weeks after the bee stings so I having a hard time making sense of any of this and am looking for a miracle to help her. We have been to one Doctor and are waiting to go to another one. I am very worried for her health sake.
Avatar n tn Hi, most common bee sting is caused by Apis mellifera. Allergy to bee venom usually occurs in individuals who are stung frequently. Mellitin induces hemolysis, while PLA2 induces inflammation and lead to swelling, itching and pain. According to your history it suggests 'Delayed reactions'. Less than 0.3 percent of insect sting reactions will result in a delayed reaction and esp. seen with multiple stings. It is usually seen 7-10 days post insect stings.