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Bee Stings
What is it?
When a bee stings it leaves both its sting and a poison bag in the skin. The poison is not dangerous unless it causes an allergic reaction. Pain is immediate. Swelling inflammation and itching follows. If the sting becomes infected, the victim may become feverish. An allergic reaction will cause severe swelling. In rare cases, there may be anaphylactic shock, with difficulty in breathing, unconsciousness and sometimes even death. See a doctor as soon as possible.
Symptoms:
Pain, swelling, inflammation, itching, feverish, anaphylactic shock, difficulty in breathing.
Conventional Practice:
The only treatment needed after removing the sting is to clean the area with an antiseptic or rub on an antihistamine cream. If there is a severe reaction to the sting consult a doctor.
Alternative Treatments:
  Homoeopathy
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
   



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