Bee Poisoning: Symptoms, First Aid & Treatments
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What causes bee sting? 2 possible conditions

Bee poisoning refers to a serious body reaction to the venom from a bee sting. Wasps and yellow jackets sting with the same venom, and can cause the same body reaction. Usually, bee stings do not cause a serious reaction. However, if you are allergic to bee... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Bites and Stings

Saliva from insect bites and venom from stings can cause a reaction such as swelling and itching. Bee stings can cause these symptoms and possibly anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.

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This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Anaphylaxis can occur when you have a severe reaction to certain allergens. Learn what the symptoms are and what to do if this happens.

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