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Bee StingThis gentleman was stung by a Yellow Jacket on the top of his left foot, near his ankle. The actual site of the sting is the dark red area near his ankle. The redness and swelling seen in this photograph is an acute allergic reaction to the sting. This is not uncommon and in the outdoors can be treated effectively. Local symptoms will be pain, burning, and itching. A severe allergic reaction to bee and wasp stings can occur at any time in one's life. An epi-pen (an injectable with low dose epinephrine used to prevent severe allergic reactions) is strongly recommended to carry when taking long trips into the outdoors. Check with your healthcare provider for a prescription.

 



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