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Offline bluegrass

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developed a reaction to bee sting
« on: June 16, 2007, 08:11:45 PM »
My right hand has developed a reaction to bee stings. I got stung a bunch of times in it last weekend while doing a cut out and the swelling had gone down a few days ago. I got one more sting today and it swelled right back up and burns. Hope it is just residual affect.
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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 09:12:53 PM »
I kind of had the same problem. I had been stung many times with no effect other then the normal sting pain and some itchiness. But then one day I got stung on my wrist and my whole arm swelled up. I took precautions not to get stung again for some time. I recently stopped worrying about it and got stung again. No side effects. I read somewhere that if you get stung on one day then get stung again a few days later you body may still be "fighting" the first sting and then it reacts again causing kind of an over reaction. I read this on some type of medical website I cant find the link right now but if I find it I will post it.
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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007, 09:47:18 PM »
not an unusual reaction.   i would suggest putting the ring away though.

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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007, 12:50:44 AM »
Ha, Nice hand!!!!  have a great day, great life.  Cindi
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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007, 01:56:28 PM »
I had a sting about two years ago that swelled up my ankle to where I couldn't walk.  I haven't had hardly any reaction since.  As long as it's local I would consider it normal.  I would stop wearing the ring before you have to have it cut off.  :)
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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007, 02:21:49 PM »
Back In the 70's I had to cut my wedding ring off.My finger felt alot better then.The ole lady left about a month later I really felt good then
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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007, 05:41:43 PM »
I believe a lot of the reaction are from what the bee's are foraging on, I know when my bee's are working blue berries and I get stung it doesn't swell but festers like a ant bite, other time it does nothing...
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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007, 09:22:49 PM »
Another theory is that OTC pain meds make it worse.  I don't use any, so I have no opinion on the matter.
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Re: developed a reaction to bee sting
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007, 06:35:10 AM »
Yeah I try and remember to take it off when I am in the hives, but I don't always. I swelled all the way up to my elbow yesterday and had ice packs on it all day. I guess I will have to wear gloves for awhile and give my right hand a rest. I am pretty sure that it is just leftover reaction from last weekend as I also got hit in the shoulder and that just looks like a regular bee sting. I am glad it is going back down though; if it got any worse there would be no avoiding a visit to the ER.
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