Bee and Wasp Stings (cont.)
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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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/20/2014
Marion Berg, MD
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