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Wondering If Anyone Else Has Had Severe Reactions From Bee Stings ..wasp Stings To Be More Exact

Wondering If Anyone Else Has Had Severe Reactions From Bee Stings ..wasp Stings To Be More Exact

Good morning... I'm new here and this might be a stupid question, but I've been stung by wasps 4 times in the month of July... and I've probably only been stung 4 times in my whole life
Anyway my question is this.. I've never had any type of allergies or severe reactions from the stings until now
I got stung twice on the hand.. one right after the other...my hand, arm, and fingers swelled up like 5 times it's normal size. Tight and red and it hurt quite bad.
I iced it, took benedryl, used… read more

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Best get an epi pen 💗

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

If your prone to be allergic the more your exposed the worse the reaction will be

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Same goes here! Now, I AM allergic to bees and always have been, but I have extreme allergic reactions even to mosquitoes and black flies. It’s an autoimmune thing

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I have very extreme reactions to bug bites also (since lupus). Sometimes my allergic teaction is so scary that I’ve gone to the emergency room for treatment. I haven’t had a bee sting since I’ve been diagnosed with Lupus. I’m glad your bee sting has been resolved!

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

My reactions are exactly the same. It’s actually a good validation re: me and bugs.

posted 2 months ago
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