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« on: October 13, 2010, 06:48:45 AM »

I am sure there are lots of sting stories on here...but i got my first sting not on my limbs today. Arms and legs dont really hurt in my opinion...but one if got right on top of my ear it was incredibly painful.

Are some spots worse than others, are ears known to hurt more?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 07:02:03 AM »

Ears, noses, face, neck... these are all pretty sensitive...
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 07:47:45 AM »

I got stung on the ear a few days ago (as well as by the armpit). I thought my ear was going to burn off! By far the most painful sting I ever had!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 07:52:27 PM »

My friend was stung on the ear lobe last week and it swelled pretty bad. He said the pain was not that bad. It looked like when Buddy Love transformed into Professor Klump on the Nutty Professor. A little disproportionate.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 09:19:13 PM »

For me, anywhere on the face. For me in the order of most pain to less: ear, in the nose, lip, eye brow.


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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 09:59:38 PM »

Nasal septum, by far worse place for me. Activates the tear ducts and you can't see cause you're cryin' like a baby and wishin' you were in your momma's arms!  Wink


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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 10:36:37 PM »

Under the fingernail for some reason got me real good. It was my most painful. That and in the ear drum (well, close to it I guess).
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 10:56:40 PM »

My worst was on my...um...well, you know. Peggy got one inside her nose a little while back that just buckled her knees and put her straight on the ground.

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 11:43:12 PM »

Well my ear one has really swelled up...closed my ear off and Doc perscribed anti histemine, anti biotic and steroid.

Not sure that i am allergic since only swelling on ear and neck, no sore eyes, hive etc.

Anyone else had something like and not been allergic, eg the next sting was just normal?
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 12:36:53 AM »

I "leaned" on a bee that was overnighting on the rim of our pool and she got me on the top half of my pinky in the meaty part between the top 2 knuckles.  The sting itself was only a little bit worse than average because I had to find a light source to get the sting out, but the swelling because I took more venom was pretty rough. I couldnt bend the pinky and that side of my hand ached for several days.  I took a sting on the top of the ear and it wasn't very bad at all except the itching seemed to take longer to go away.
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 12:14:44 PM »

Septum on my nose.  I cried...

I don't think I have not worn my vale around my bees since then.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2010, 02:06:17 PM »

The small parts of your body where the poison can't spread as easy,like the fingers,ears,nose,lips.
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2010, 02:23:28 PM »

On your body!
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2010, 07:02:38 PM »

I can't decide which was worst.  Under the nail in the quick or in the cuticle?

Sometimes on the finger I can get nailed and I feel like jumping around in pain like a crazy man.  Other times it is like oh well.
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2010, 07:11:47 PM »

I got stung on the nipple this summer and it stands as the worst yet  shocked Cry
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2010, 07:27:42 PM »

fingertips are the worse for me so far. been lucky and not been stung above the shoulders yet.
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2010, 07:39:39 PM »

My worst was on my...um...well, you know. Scott
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2010, 10:09:16 PM »

I think stings vary in pain, depending on how good a hit you take, i.e. how good they get the stinger in and how much venom gets in before you get the stinger out.  I got stung about 3 nights ago on the ear and neck and it wasn't bad at all.  Kept ice on it for a while and had virtually no swelling or itching.

Pete,
That being said, I was stung in early summer on the hand (first major sting in 20 years) and had a big time reaction: hives head to toe, hand swole up like a catcher's mit, couldn't get my watch off or close my fist, had to take steroids.  I was afraid it might be the end of my bee career. But I bet I have been stung at least 10 times since then and only once did I have any more swelling (very mild) and no more hives and no real itching.   But I pretty much always try to put ice on the sting area  (except for 2 on my fingers yesterday. Didn't do anything and didn't really have any reaction.)
But i did get an epi-pen to have on hand "just in case."


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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2010, 10:19:27 PM »

Thanks for that...i have been a bit apprehensive about going near them since this happened...but am hoping it a once off, a really good sting in a bad spot and hopefully get back into. Smiley

Getting back in the saddle tonight to remove some bees in a possum box in a tree.
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2010, 10:15:40 AM »

Yes I can 100% agree with you guys. Face, neck, ears.  Its amazing of what kind d of pain you do receive lol! But its been known that the more often you get stung, the less painful it becomes.  Has anyone experienced thus myth? I can't say I have make sure you got your suit on good!

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