Bee and Wasp Stings (cont.)
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Exams and Tests for Bee and Wasp Stings
Emergency department evaluation will likely first include checking the vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, and temperature). The doctor will then focus on examining you for evidence of breathing or airway difficulties, shock, and widespread rash.
A history, including current medications, underlying medical problems, and previous allergic reactions, will be obtained.
Your physical examination and vital signs will largely determine what treatment is given. Blood work, x-rays, and other tests are rarely needed.
Bee and Wasp Stings Treatment
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Treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. It is important to note that no specific antivenom is available to counteract the poison injected by the insect. The majority of problems requiring medical treatment result from the allergic reaction to the sting. Many of the complications from an allergic reaction respond well to various medications-when given in time.
Home Remedies for Bee and Wasp Stings
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2016
Marion Berg, MD
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