Bee Allergy

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If you have Bee Allergy then you suffer from Allergies Type 1, also called Contact Allergies. The immune system produces antibodies and other disease fighting cells in response to the bee sting. The antibodies release chemicals that injure the surrounding cells.

In the Untied State the majority of stinging insect are from Bees, Yellow Jackets, Hornets, Wasps and Fire Ants. The degree of the allergic reaction varies widely but over 2 million Americans are allergic to stinging insects. If you are allergic to a specific insect bite or sting then the next encounter has a 60 percent chance of being as bad or worse than the previous encounter.

If you have only a slight itching or swelling at the bite or sting area then it is probably not an allergic reaction but considered a reaction to the chemical or venom produced by the insect. Localized treatment with ice and disinfectants are all that are usually needed. Multiple stings increase the risk of an allergic reaction.

Symptoms of Bee Allergy reactions can include an intense itching, rash, swelling, and difficulty in breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, dizziness, headache, and intense pain at the affected area. These allergic reactions usually occur with minutes but can be delayed for up to 24 hours. If any of the breathing symptoms occur or if the other symptoms are pronounced then prompt emergency treatment is needed.

Avoid walking barefoot as most insect bites or stings result from stepping on the insect. Bright color clothing, perfumes, fruit juices and eating fruit out of doors, hair tonics, suntan lotion, and floral odors all attract insects and should be avoided.

The subject of topical treatments for bee and wasp stings are highly conversional. I am of the opinion that applying some type of ointment or trying to neutralize the insect bite or sting with either vinegar or bicarbonate of soda will have only psychology helpful effects. If you believe that it helps then it will.

Wasp and bee venom is injected under the skin and after a few minutes it will spread into other tissue. Putting bicarbonate of soda onto the wasp sting to neutralize the alkali venom and putting vinegar on bee stings to neutralize the acidic venom is unlikely to be effective or even practically. But if it works for you then go for it.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with Allergies such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Pantothenic Acid, Glucosamine, Antioxidants, Allergy Aid, and Quercitin. Vitamin A is a known antioxidant and can assist the human body in the healing process. Vitamin A is stored in the liver and fat cells of the human body and can reach toxic levels. DO NOT take more than the recommended dosage of Vitamin A.

Up to one-third of older people can no longer absorb Vitamin B from their food. Vitamin B is needed to form red blood cells and keep nerves healthy.

Vitamin C is nature’s protective nutrient, essential for defending the body against pollution and infection and enhances the bodies immune system.

Beta Carotene protects the mucus membranes of the mouth, nose, throat and lungs. It also helps protect Vitamin C from oxidation, which enables it to perform at optimum efficiency.

Vitamin E protects the lung tissue from inhaled pollutants and aids in the functioning of the immune system.

Many find Pantothenic Acid to be very helpful against allergy symptoms. It is another form of nontoxic B vitamins. Pantothenic Acid is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Glucosamine is an anti-inflammatory and may give some relief from allergy symptoms.

Substances called antioxidants can neutralize free radical by pairing up or binding with the free radical elections thus inhibiting them from damaging cells in the human body.

Allergy Aid supplies 9 beneficial Herb’s to help provide temporary relief of respiratory allergies. The natural action of these specific Herb’s help to open bronchial tubes and ease breathing.

Quercitin is a well known flavonoid. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants and can reduce inflammation boost the immune system and strengthen blood vessels and improve circulation. Quercitin is also known for its ability to block the release of histamines, thus reducing or preventing Bee Allergy symptoms.

Always consult your doctor before using this allergy information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.

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