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Cause of Bee Sting Reactions
Local Skin Reactions to the Sting
Anaphylactic Reaction to the Sting
Prevention of Bee Stings
Moderate swelling of left hand from a bee sting that occurred the day before.
This photo shows the typical localized reaction to a bee sting. There is mild redness in an oval 4 inches (10 cm) wide of the left upper arm.
The stinger looks like as a tiny black dot in the center of the sting. There are several different methods of removal. Removing the stinger quickly is more important than the type of removal used.
Bald-faced "hornet" (Dolichovespula maculata).
A paper wasp (Polistes dominulus) in its nest.
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Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Emergency Medicine - Pediatric, Pediatrics
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