Bee sting
Stings from bees and other large stinging insects such as yellow jackets, hornets and wasps can trigger allergic reactions varying greatly in severity. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. In selected cases, allergy injection therapy is highly effective. (The three "A’s" of insect allergy are Adrenaline, Avoidance and Allergist.)

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  • bee sting — prick from a bee, small stab of a stinger of a bee …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • sting — bee·sting; sting; sting·a·ree; sting·er; sting·ing·ly; sting·ing·ness; sting·less; un·sting; …   English syllables

  • Bee — Taxobox name = Bees image width = 200px image caption = Honeybee ( Apis mellifera ) collecting pollen regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera subordo = Apocrita superfamilia = Apoidea unranked genus = Anthophila …   Wikipedia

  • sting — sting1 [stıŋ] v past tense and past participle stung [stʌŋ] [: Old English; Origin: stingan] 1.) [I and T] if an insect or a plant stings you, it makes a very small hole in your skin and you feel a sharp pain because of a poisonous substance ▪ He …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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