Re: Sting Reaction
I am still in my 1st year. I have been stung in the finger, hand, forearm, Tip of nose and ouch in the arm pit. up till the arm pit sting nothing more then a misquote bit reaction. Got a jacket with veil and vented 2 day with jacket got stung on my hand between thumb and index finger. Nothing happened, 24 hours later hand looked like Mickey Mouse hand, itching like mad, could not make a fist. breathing was normal and I felt fine. 34 hours after sting hand was still swollen and HOT went to ER as it was 9 pm. I ended up getting steroids, antibiotics epi pen and told to also keep taking benedryl. 4 days later the swelling going down daily and finally able to make a fist and use my hand. Got stung by that same hive yesterday after not being stung for a month, no reaction woke up this morning and my wrist is swollen and itching. Looks like I broke my wrist swollen. taking benedryl and waiting to see what the next 10 hours brings! I have opened the hives and inspected the top box and added syrup and not get stung, I was inspecting all the bodies and got to the last one when I was stung. smoked my wrist after having to do a relight of smoker and finished. Guess i am going to have to find some gloves that I can wear and work in. I don't want to give up this "hobby" yet! Besides I now have an epi pen, what could go wrong!! JK. Time will tell.
First year April 11, 2015. 2 Hives of Italian Bee's. Plastic wax coated foundation sheets. 10 frames. zone 9.