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    Stung by Bee

    On today's morning ride, a bee with a size of a quarter, stung me on my upper lip. Aside from the sharp pain for the first half hour, and non-stop numbing sensation, should I be worried? or do anything right now besides applying ice? Thanks!

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    If you haven't keeled over with a swollen throat and tongue yet, you're probably fine. That being said, this is NOT the place to get Mx advice.

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    if you were allergic, you'd probably of had a terrible reaction already. Ice it to keep the swelling down and you should be fine in a day or so.

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    Are you POSITIVE that it wasn't a wasp the used its ovipositor to lay eggs in your face? I guess you'll find out in a few days when the larva start burrowing out of your lip.
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    Some women pay lots of money to get big lips:
    lip-augmentation.jpg

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    I'm allergic and have an epi-pen which I should but don't carry. Been stung on the thigh and made it home OK. Glad your not too hurt.

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    Thanks all Could well be a wasp, who knows. I'm just happy I didn't swallow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenji666 View Post
    Some women pay lots of money to get big lips:
    aaaccccckkkk !!

    What the heck is with the puffy lip obsession ?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    aaaccccckkkk !!

    What the heck is with the puffy lip obsession ?!
    +1. Cant figure it out. Went to a Class re-union and several of the aging cheerleader crew had them. Looked like they sucked on a hot tail pipe and covered it with the brightest lipsticks made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BykOfALesserGod View Post
    Are you POSITIVE that it wasn't a wasp the used its ovipositor to lay eggs in your face? I guess you'll find out in a few days when the larva start burrowing out of your lip.
    Uh oh.
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    If it was the size of a quarter, it was probably a bumblebee. I've only ever been stung by yellowjackets, paper wasps, and hornets. (I've run fast enough to only be stung once, each time!) I have had a bumblebee land on the back of my neck, which was a nasty surprise when I reached back to scratch... Bees keep their distance from me, for some reason.

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    Fyi - Honeybees have a barbed stinger and when the sting they leave the venom sac attached which keep pumping venom into you. You can take your fingernail or a credit card to remove the stinger and sac before all the venom is pumped. They only sting once since they'll die after. Wasps, yellow jackets, bumble bees, etc. can sting multiple times, don't have a barbed stinger and won't die after stinging. If it was the size of a quarter, sounds like a bumble bee. Apply ice and maybe some benadryl if a minor reaction. Anything more, call your doc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaTom View Post
    If you haven't keeled over with a swollen throat and tongue yet, you're probably fine.
    ^^^^This. I had that exact reaction last year on a ride and had to be taken by ambulance. I could barely speak because of my swollen tongue and half my face looked like elephant man. The reaction was within just a few minutes of being stung on the face, and I've been stung lots before with zero reaction, so you never know. Gotta take the epi-pen now on all rides.

    Bottom line.....you'd have known if there was a problem almost right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenji666 View Post
    Some women pay lots of money to get big lips:
    lip-augmentation.jpg
    You know how girls like to stick out their lips like Donald Duck every time they take a picture? it's not sexy at all. but this? this is straight up scary
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLvector View Post
    Fyi - Honeybees have a barbed stinger and when the sting they leave the venom sac attached which keep pumping venom into you. You can take your fingernail or a credit card to remove the stinger and sac before all the venom is pumped. They only sting once since they'll die after. Wasps, yellow jackets, bumble bees, etc. can sting multiple times, don't have a barbed stinger and won't die after stinging. If it was the size of a quarter, sounds like a bumble bee. Apply ice and maybe some benadryl if a minor reaction. Anything more, call your doc.
    TU, FLvector. Feel smart already now knowing this.

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