Bee And Wasp Stings

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Definition

Bee And Wasp Stings are insect stings brought about by bites of bees and wasps. Bees are fuzzy insects that feed on flowers while wasps are non-fuzzy insects closely related to bees but can also feed on animal food and other insects. The two insects may l

Diagnosis

Evaluation of breathing or airway difficulties and widespread rash is vital in diagnosing the condition. Physical examination in combination with vital signs evaluation will be helpful in determining the treatment necessary.

Treatment

Treatment can usually be managed at home by removing the left stinger and washing it with soap and water. Ice application and pain reliever can help alleviate the pain. For more severe cases, when allergic reaction is observed, doctor may prescribe antihistamine to fight the reaction and control the symptoms.

Symptoms and Signs

The site of the sting will become itchy, feel hot along with slight pain. A red lump will develop around the sting. In some cases, bacterial skin infection may start during the first 12-36 hours. Allergic reaction may occur involving certain parts of the body away from the site of the sting such as entire body itchiness, breathing difficulty, swelling of mouth or throat, chest pain, weakness or fainting, and anxiety.

Causes

Bee and wasp inject venom by stinging individuals. The venom usually causes direct injury to the body oftentimes confined to the site of the sting. In rare cases, systemic allergic reaction may occur.

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