Non-Communicable Diseases. By: Peter Wendelin And Joseph Dix. Description of Bee Stings.
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Bee, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet, or fire ant stings are the insect stings that most often trigger allergies. However, most people are not allergic to insect stings and may mistake a normal sting reaction for an allergic reaction.
Bee stings can produce different reactions, ranging from temporary pain and discomfort to a severe allergic reaction. Having one type of reaction doesn\'t mean you\'ll always have the same reaction every time you\'re stung.
The treatment of venom allergy involves the management of an acute reaction, as well as people who have had allergic reactions to bees in the past should call 911 and implement emergency measures when stung. These patients should be prepared to treat themselves upon experiencing a painful bite in the presence of bees. Physicians prescribe epinephrine, an adrenalin shot, for those with known or suspected allergy symptoms from bee contact.