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How long after bee sting can anaphylaxis occur?
Last Updated: 1st January, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, can anaphylaxis occur hours later?
Some reactions can occur after several hours, particularly if the allergen causes a reaction after it has been eaten. In very rare cases, reactions develop after 24 hours. Anaphylaxis is a sudden and severe allergic reaction that occurs within minutes of exposure.
Subsequently, question is, what are the first signs of anaphylaxis? Signs and symptoms include:
- Skin reactions, including hives and itching and flushed or pale skin.
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Constriction of your airways and a swollen tongue or throat, which can cause wheezing and trouble breathing.
- A weak and rapid pulse.
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
- Dizziness or fainting.
Regarding this, how long after a bee sting can an allergic reaction occur?
While it often looks alarming, it's usually no more serious than a normal reaction. Large local reactions peak at about 48 hours and then gradually get better over 5 to 10 days. The most serious reaction is an allergic one (described below). You'll need to get it treated right away.
Can you have a delayed reaction to bee sting?
Delayed reactions are uncommon and occur even days to weeks after the sting. Serum sickness is a type of delayed reaction that occurs a week to 10 days after a sting and may cause itching, rash, fever, joint pain, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes.