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I react very, very badly to both wasp and bee stings

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RedRubyBlue Tue 20-Sep-11 19:14:40

and breathe a sigh of relief when autumn comes around. I have ended up at the doctors each time after having a bit of a physical 'breakdown'.

Swelling around the area to a ridiculous level (ring cut off when the bite was on my upper arm)
Itching and rashes
Going cold and clammy, cold sweats (this was when I wasn't even aware I had been stung by a bee. I thought it was a weird 'splinter' in my arm]

I also swell up with mosquito and flea bites. I thought you could not be allergic to all of these things?

I am not at all phobic about insects and the GP has told me to carry anti-histamines with me at all times.

Will this change? Get 'better' or get worse?

Tewkespeggy Tue 20-Sep-11 22:05:01

i feel for you. i cant help with any medical advice, but i work on a farm where we use bees to pollinate the crops. in our induction pack we warn people about working with bees and offer some very curious advice......

dont wave the bees away with your hands. apparently there is a pheremone that everyone secretes from in between thier fingers (where your rings sit). If you waft your hands around, it gets the bees ' excited' if you know what i mean.

the advice we give is to walk away / keep still.

i'm not sure that i could keep that calm if i were seriously allergic though! i'd probably panic too much.

hope this helps

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