Bee Envenomation

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Bee Envenomation

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What to do if you're stung by a bee

Most bee stings can be treated without medical attention. First aid for someone who has been stung by a bee or wasp includes a number of dos and don'ts.


  • Stay with the person to watch out for any severe reaction that could develop
  • Call for urgent medical help if there are signs of a severe allergic reaction
  • Remove the stinger promptly if it remains - honey bee stingers are barbed and usually remain in the skin, and prompt removal is needed since the injection mechanism continues
  • To remove the stinger, wipe over it with a piece of gauze, or scrape a finger nail, piece of card or a bank card over it
  • Remain…

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