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Honey bee sting my left small finger. after 3 hours i had chest dismfort and my lips were sowllen.

while coming back from college in the evening i positioned my self in a place where there were honey bees accidentally and one of the bee did even sting my left small Finger. it hurt me like some electric shock running up the left harm, and my whole left hand felt very warm, the sting site became red and it was very painful. after 3 hours i had chest dismfort and my lips were sowllen. i was taken to ER and was given adrenaline a life saving drug. i wonder what poision is there in the honey bee that i require a life saving shot to save my life
Mon, 11 Jul 2011
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i think u are in danger...this is due to allergy to the bee sting and u are in angiooedema...u better got to doctor as soon as possible..
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Hi..

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Honey bee does contain toxin like mellitin which can trigger very severe reaction like anaphylaxis. This is life threatening condition, only adrenalin can save your life in such a condition.
Since you had such a sever reaction to honey bee sting you may have to take precaution not to expose to such a incident.

You may have to keep adrenaline injection with you available in case of emergency.
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