Bee and Wasp Stings (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Although most stings can be treated at home, some will require more medical care.
Although most stings do not require medical care, remember some stings can be serious or even fatal. If you have the slightest suspicion that someone is having a generalized or allergic reaction, seek emergency medical care immediately. In many areas dialing 911 for an ambulance may be your best option. (Try to avoid driving yourself to the hospital if you believe you are suffering from an allergic reaction-you may lose consciousness and have an accident.)
Go to a hospital's emergency department immediately if someone is showing evidence of an allergic reaction. Remember, an allergic reaction may occur in people with no prior history of allergic reactions. Any of the following mayindicate an allergic reaction:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2014
Marion Berg, MD
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