I just now returned from an appointment with an allergist. I have had escalating reactions to honey bee stings this year (my 1st as a beek) and mentioned it to my doc. Presto! Two epi-pens and an allergist. I've gone from no reaction to stings to swelling of the area for 3 -4 days and the usual itching. The allergist didn't even bother with a skin test. He agreed my reaction was localized as it did not cross a major joint, suggested I wear gloves and also mentioned that this does not mean I will not become allergic later – just that I haven't yet. Two more hives next year!
7 yrs, 6 hives, TF, small cell