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Post by ReadyMom on Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:51 pm

How to Treat a Bee Sting
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/treat-bee-sting/

To be fair to bees, most stings are carried out by vespids, a classification of insects that includes things like wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets. While they look like bees, vespids are far more aggressive and don’t have the common decency to produce something delicious, like honey, as a means of making up for their brutish behavior.

Even though bees and vespids are thought of as summertime nuisances, the likelihood of stings actually goes up in early fall. At this time of year, . . . ---CONTINUED---

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Post by ReadyMom on Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:54 pm

Home Remedies for Bee Stings: What Works?
https://www.healthline.com/health/outdoor-health/home-remedies-for-bee-stings

What happens when a bee stings you?

For most people, a bee sting is just a nuisance.

You may experience temporary sharp pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and itching at the sting site, but no serious complications.

If you’re allergic to bees, or you get stung multiple times, bee stings can be more problematic. They can even be life-threatening.

When a honeybee stings you, its stinger is released into your skin. This ultimately kills the honeybee.

Honeybees are the only type of bee that die after they sting. Wasps and other species don’t lose their stingers. They may sting you more than once.

If a bee stings you, it leaves a behind a venomous toxin that can cause pain and other symptoms. Some people are allergic to this toxin.

Mild allergic reactions may cause extreme redness and increased swelling at the sting site.

Severe allergic reactions may cause:  . . . .

(snip) . . . Unless you’re allergic to bees or experiencing signs of a severe allergic reaction, you can treat most bee stings at home. ---CONTINUED---

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