Patient Comments: Bee and Wasp Sting - Symptoms


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Comment from: FLGrammy17, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 09

The bee sting stung and hurt very much. I could not put my weight on the foot to walk back to my house. Three days later it is hurting and burning.

Comment from: Barb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

I was bit by a wasp 2 days ago on the top side of my hand and it bit me through my glove. It wasn't too bad but I did go in the house and rubbed a little Benadryl cream on it and I thought everything was fine and yesterday I had no swelling. But this morning I woke up and the top side of my hand is all swollen up now. It's strange that a day afterwards I have swelling. So now I'm on the way to get some Benadryl pills and some more Benadryl cream. I guess this is a post reaction.

Comment from: Kat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I was stung by a lone yellow jacket this week, after I accidentally disturbed it's ground nest. Felt just the usual burning pain, slight swelling so went back to work. Within 20 min. or so I began seeing an aura around everything, then started hearing a pulse in my head. My heart began pounding and breathing became labored, broke into a sweat and a co worker caught me before I hit the ground. My blood pressure tanked and I was going into shock! I kept going in and out of conspicuousness and was rushed to the local ER where they plugged me into IV`s and monitors while they tried to bring my pressure back up for over an hour. After spending the night in ICU I was released but have to keep taking benedryl and prednisone for 5 days. It's now 3 days since the incident and while I'm feeling better, I am very weak and so blown up from the steroids I feel sick to my stomach. Can't believe a little weenie bug brought me down like that! I've been stung before with little to no reaction...can't believe this!

Comment from: Inga, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

I was stung by a wasp on top of my foot, directly into a vein. The sting hole was bleeding and the vein knotted up. I took Benadryl right away and then used my Pro-Air inhaler. I felt the venom move up my leg and through my waist, chest and shoulders. Within 20 minutes I had an asthma attack even after using my inhaler. I could feel my brain swell which caused blurred vision and inability to walk steadily. By the time my neighbor drove me to an urgent care clinic, I was in full Anaphylactic shock. I know the people who work there and they didn't recognize me because I was swollen and red all over. I was given a buffet of injections and lung vapor treatment, I responded well and was able to go home after two hours. Benadryl bought me some time but the medical team saved my life and I now have an Epi-Pen kit at home.


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