Medical Definition of Honey bee allergy

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Honey bee allergy: Allergic reactions to stings of the honey bee (Apis mellifera). These reactions can include dizziness, itching, welts, massive swelling, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, shock, and even death. See: First Aid For Stinging Insect Allergies.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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