- In honey bees, the barbed stinger remains in the skin with its venom sack still attached.
- 3% of the victims of bee stings have allergic reactions while 0.8% of the victims have anaphylaxis.
- Painful, swollen, red and itchy skin that may persist only for few hrs though in some cases, this may persist for a week or more.
- In few cases vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and dizziness may occur.
- Antihistamines such as chlorpheniramine (systemic in a health facility otherwise oral)
- Topical corticosteroid such as hydrocortisone and triamcinolone creams)
- Epinephrine injection
- Analgesics to relieve the pain.