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Picnics and barbecues and puttering in the garden are some of the delights of summer. But for some people, these pleasant pastimes are ruined by a fear of bees and wasps and other things that sting. Should you worry? Find out by taking this true-false quiz.
These bumps are called hives and are a sign of an allergic reaction. A nonallergic reaction to a sting includes pain, swelling, and some redness at the sting site. A serious allergic reaction to a sting includes flushing and swelling of the face, tongue, and throat, with trouble breathing. You should call 911 right away if you or someone you know:
Bee stings can be fatal to severely allergic people. If you are stung in the mouth, get medical help right away even if you are not allergic to a sting. This is because the area could swell and make it hard to breathe.