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Your Health: How to avoid and treat bee stings

Shawnee Mission Post Sponsor - October 10, 2018 10:00 am

The leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping, but bees are still buzzing around. Bee stings are a common fear, but knowing how to avoid them, how to treat them at home, and when to call for help can help quell your fear.

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For most people, bee stings are painful, but only cause a little redness. Around 10% of the population will experience more severe redness and swelling that grows over the first 48 hours. For a small few, bee stings can be fatal, but emerging immunotherapies may offer safety.

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