Wasps and bees sting allergies

    Having been stung by a wasp or bee, flying insects, including Hymenoptera family, a painful welts are disappearing by the day appear. If the bite has been made by these insects in a soft area of ​​skin, such as the hands, face or neck swelling is most striking, but applying some local cold, ammonia and some antihistamine cream will have been enough, these they are normal and slightly worrying. But it happens that some people are allergic to bee or wasp venom, in these cases, a small amount of poison is able to create a serious and even fatal reaction in some cases. Diagnosis and incorrect treatment may endanger the lives of allergy sufferers, so it is important to educate those people who have already suffered a serious reaction.


The removal of the nests is done at night to avoid bites.

     For allergy sufferers easily differentiate by the reactions so striking suffering as:

  • Skin hives, generalized throughout the body, sometimes swelling is observed in areas away from the sting.
  • In the mucous membranes of the eyes or nose conjunctivitis and rhinitis can be seen.
  • In the area of ​​the bowel, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Occasionally seen severe coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing.
  • Tachycardia and fall in blood pressure in the circulatory system.
  • Or in the brain loss of consciousness, convulsions and even coma.

     These reactions can occur singly or several at a time, but when presented almost all together is called anaphylactic shock, the most severe form of allergy that can produce death.


The most important thing is to bite reduce inflammation and remove the stinger.

     Most bee or wasp stings occur in summer, coinciding with the increase in outdoor activities, swimming pools, sports, excursions, etc. and aggressiveness of these insects increases in the months of July, August and September, especially wasps. Due to increased temperature which provides high activity of these insects, thus controlling wasps and hornets' nests around the home it is essential for allergy sufferers.

     The risk of bee sting allergy increases with the number of bites, a situation that makes beekeepers in a group with a high risk. The allergy can occur at any time, but most beekeepers presented in the first two years of its activity, most frequently to accumulate more than 50 bites.


Honey producers are more prone to sting allergies.

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