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Treatment for Stings

If a beekeeper has a fairly severe reaction to stings with some degree of pain and swelling, he may choose to take medication before going to the apiary

Aspirin and anti-histamines are the tablets to consider, but nothing should be taken without consulting your own doctor first.  Only your GP can advise about the possible interaction with any other medication which is already being taken.

If a beekeeper is likely to have severe reactions to stings his doctor might have prescribed an Epi-pen adrenaline injection to carry, for an emergency. Only the beekeeper or a trained colleague who has been given prior permission by the beekeeper may use this injection.

Bee sting shock

If a person is stung and shows some distress it is important to follow a few basic guidelines. Bee sting anaphylactic shock is rare and you may never see it, but if you know what to do you can react quickly and calmly to help.

 

Interesting resource: http://www.insectstings.co.uk/