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Bitten by honeybee

What to do if bitten by honeybee.
Asked On : Mon, 16 Nov 2009
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Dear Ajay,

The symptoms that occur following a honey bee bite is described as "anaphylaxis" in medical terms. In non medical language. you can call it an "allergic reaction".

Chlorpheniramine maleate is an antihistaminic drug that has a major role in preventing this anaphylaxis, thereby reducing the symptoms. Severe anaphylactic reactions will need steroids (administered as iv injections), IV fluids treat blood pressure and oxygen/medications to help breathing.

There are no specific antidotes for honeybee stings.
Answered: Tue, 23 Nov 2010
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what is the antidote of honeybee bite?
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what is the role of chlorpheniramine malete in honeybeebite?
Answered: Tue, 23 Nov 2010
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Thank you for your query, the best thing to be done in this situation is to leave the sting in place. There will be redness, swelling, burning sensation at the local site, itching, general rashes all over the body.As told earlier leave the rash in place it will fall on its own. The cause in the process of removing it, you will be spreading the toxin and also infecting the other areas.Apply cold compress or ice packs to the area that prevents the toxin from spreading to the other area and also into systemic circulation.Later see the doctor for further advice. If in multiple stings and If any situation the patient develops difficulty in breathing, high temperature, rashes all over the body, it is a medical emergency so rush to the hospital. If you have any further clarification in non emergency please do have an online chat with our doctors beteen 9am to 9pm IST (GMT+5:30hrs)
Answered: Fri, 20 Nov 2009
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