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Author Topic: Can i become allergic over winter ?  (Read 506 times)
twintrades
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« on: April 28, 2012, 10:37:37 AM »

OK here is the situation. Last yr i had a cut out that i did late and it just did'nt work at all..... Hey i tryed they were going to be killed anyhow. And i collected some leftover worker bees from a cranberry marsh.

The marsh bees lit me up one night when i found out how they climb at night. Lol 6-8 stings and i was fine the next day. No swelling.

Now after i installed my packages 2 zapped me one in the leg. ( forgot they climb.) And one on my hand on the outer edge ( where the mussle is) These swelled up some not a lot but did take 3-4 days to not be swollen. They were red and irritated also. now there fine 1 week later no trace of them.

So could i have become sensitive over the winter ? Or was it the fact that it was a package that stung me and theve been cooped up for 4-5 days Huh Maybe i got a slight infection ?

Whats your thoughts ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 11:48:33 AM »

Well, the swelling isn't really an allergic reaction.  If that's all there was, I can assure you that you're not allergic. Smiley

But I've run into this as well - sometimes within the same season.  Most bee stings are about as dramatic as mosquito-bites; but every once in a while I get popped by one that leaves me looking like I could be Arnold Schwarzenegger's arm-stunt double.  Not sure what it is - perhaps some races are more potent than others, or perhaps bees' venom is "hotter" at certain ages or certain times of the year.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 07:23:46 PM »

At an emergency room near me this year a 30 years beekeeper showed up in full aliphatic shock following his first honeybee sting of 2012.

The Epee Pen his wife kept in a kitchen drawer at home was the only thing that saved his life.

Swelling, itching, burning, stinging, etc are not allergic reactions.  Dropping dead from lung failure or airway obstruction is.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 07:35:08 PM »

How is your vitamin C level?   If it is low,  your body can't make cortizol. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 10:26:04 PM »

I dunno how my vitamin c level is that might be worth looking in to.
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