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Cause of Bee Sting Reactions
Local Skin Reactions to the Sting
Anaphylactic Reaction to the Sting
Prevention of Bee Stings
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.
Moderate swelling of left hand from a bee sting that occurred the day before.
Shock happens when there is not enough blood flowing to certain tissue in the body. This can occur if someone loses a lot of blood (inside or outside of the body), is injured, has a heart attack or an allergic reaction. Someone in shock may feel weak, faint, dizzy and nauseated. Their skin can look pale, gray, and feel cold and sweaty. They may act confused, restless and anxious. Eventually they will stop responding.
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.
A paper wasp in its nest.
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Emergency Medicine - Pediatric, Pediatrics