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Summer Time and Bee Stings

Posted Nov 21 2008 8:41pm

Since we spend more time outside in the summer, we are exposed 
to more insects, like bees and wasps that can sting us. We
are also exposed to outdoor allergens. If you are an atopic person
(a person with allergies) you should take steps to prevent or
treat possible allergic reactions. If you are allergic to bee stings
and you have been told you have severe anaphylactic reactions,
it is best to have your doctor prescribe you an Ana kit.

An anaphylactic reaction is a severe allergic reaction to an
allergen, or something we are allergic to. The symptoms include
fever, rash, difficulty breathing, and chest pain. If the heart is affected,
the blood pressure could drop quickly, and you will need
to seek immediate medical attention; this is a medical emergency.
An Ana kit is an injection of epinephrine to counteract the life
threatening reaction.

You can administer this injection yourself if you get a severe
allergic reaction. Having this on hand can save your life. If you
have been prescribed an Ana kit in the past, make sure you know
where it is and it has not expired.

 Dr. Dominic Gaziano - Dr. G 
                The Feel Good Health Guy /  Health & Wellness Expert 

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