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Old 30.06.2012, 00:21
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You are sorry I'm not dying?

Feel sory for the bee ,it gona die
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Yes, I thought it was a bit harsh on the bee, she dying and all. After all, I'm still alive and none the worse for wear

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Old 30.06.2012, 08:25
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Guys, you up so early..it's saturday!

My eyes are still stuck together..
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Guys, you up so early..it's saturday!

My eyes are still stuck together..
I'm just excited I'm alive, yippeeee .

Good morning MC, that is some dedication to the job
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Old 30.06.2012, 08:56
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I'm just excited I'm alive, yippeeee .

Good morning MC, that is some dedication to the job
Excitement is the first sign of an allergic shock. It's a slow and joyful death.
Can I have your flat?
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Old 30.06.2012, 09:09
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Prof, you are talking about a dif kind of pre death excitement, me thinks

Can I have a flat in da mountainz?
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Old 30.06.2012, 10:29
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Re: Stung by a bee

My sympathies, J.Marple. It hurts, I've been there. Ouch. Also I have a phobia of bees, can be in a room with a spider but a bee can give me a panic attack.

A little something to cheer you up:

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My sympathies, J.Marple. It hurts, I've been there. Ouch. Also I have a phobia of bees, can be in a room with a spider but a bee can give me a panic attack.

A little something to cheer you up:

Lol, nice one.

I never minded them. Now I'm a bit wary.

Although, on the bright side and according to MC, the stings are good for the joints, so bring it on!

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Excitement is the first sign of an allergic shock. It's a slow and joyful death.
Can I have your flat?
News of my demise is greatly exaggerated .

You just couldn't wait, could you. Fair enough, you have first dibs.
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Old 30.06.2012, 11:06
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You will be fine hopefully... But haven't heard someone dying from bee sting. Sorry
Found this annoying so of course, can not resist the urge to comment.

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Bee stings are the largest killer of humans in the U.S. directly caused by animals. An allergic reaction to the venom is bee’s kills 53 people per year. This number is increasing every year due to the aggressive African honey bee that is taking over in Texas.
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There are 3 ways of dying from a bee sting,

The throat swells up and blocks the air passage, you need an operation immediately.
The victim experiences a massive shock, need medicine immediately.
The bee stings the victim directly into the brain, usually very young children with soft skulls.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Stings

I have two aunties who need to carry "bee sting kits" with them because they're severely allergic. As a kid I was stung a couple of times (running barefoot in the grass usually ) and am very sensitive (the site would swell up quite fiercely), so I am quite leery of being stung now.

I do miss those barefoot-in-the-grass days though.

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Old 30.06.2012, 11:17
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Re: Stung by a bee

My dad is severely allergic to bee stings and has to carry an Epi pen around with him. I remember many a picnic when we had to cut loose and head off to A&E much to mine and my sisters displeasure :

This thread has reminded me of the time that i jumped on my bike to go out with my mates only to have a bee fly up my shorts and sting me on the bum. My mum, as she applied vinegar, was verging between sympathy and hysterical laughter as my bum cheek doubled in size. Have to say, I was wary of my bike after that.
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My dad is severely allergic to bee stings and has to carry an Epi pen around with him. I remember many a picnic when we had to cut loose and head off to A&E much to mine and my sisters displeasure :

This thread has reminded me of the time that i jumped on my bike to go out with my mates only to have a bee fly up my shorts and sting me on the bum. My mum, as she applied vinegar, was verging between sympathy and hysterical laughter as my bum cheek doubled in size. Have to say, I was wary of my bike after that.
Sorry Mimi, but I had to laugh .

My neck is not even swollen today, and there was me, fancying a bit of drama . Slightly disappointed (in a relieved way)
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Re: Stung by a bee

Beaches are biatches, when one puts clothes on, with nice smelling skin from the water-sun-sunscreen (humans smell like bee food sometimes seems like), bees often get caught under the clothes..I mostly got stung sitting on one or getting it caught in clothes, long hair..Wasps are worst, though, no?
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Old 30.06.2012, 16:36
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Found this annoying so of course, can not resist the urge to comment.

[URL="http://historylist.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/human-deaths-in-the-us-caused-by-animals/"]




I have two aunties who need to carry "bee sting kits" with them because they're severely allergic. As a kid I was stung a couple of times (running barefoot in the grass usually ) and am very sensitive (the site would swell up quite fiercely), so I am quite leery of being stung now.

I do miss those barefoot-in-the-grass days though.
He/She lives in Switzerland , not USA
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Beaches are biatches, when one puts clothes on, with nice smelling skin from the water-sun-sunscreen (humans smell like bee food sometimes seems like), bees often get caught under the clothes..I mostly got stung sitting on one or getting it caught in clothes, long hair..Wasps are worst, though, no?
Wasps are horrible and aggresive. Bees sting only when we scare them.
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Old 30.06.2012, 18:20
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Wasps are horrible and aggresive. Bees sting only when we scare them.
Or sit on them
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Re: Stung by a bee

This is a great thread! Who knew bee stings could bring so much entertainment?

ps Sorry for your pain J marple and glad you survived it!
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I've been stung by a bee for the first time in my life. It's a bit painful, but not horribly so. The area is red and a bit swollen. I've applied Parapic.

Now, I don't know if I'm allergic, but I'm guessing not, since I'm typing this, but how to be sure?

Am I to expect a slow and painful death?
slow and painful...maybe not!

I am not a Dr. nor do I play on on TV, but I can tell you, it is possible to die under certain circumstances, like you have a severe allergy (but you would have known that long before you found the keyboard), or, you get stung by an awful lot of them at once, etc.
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slow and painful...maybe not!

I am not a Dr. nor do I play on on TV, but I can tell you, it is possible to die under certain circumstances, like you have a severe allergy (but you would have known that long before you found the keyboard), or, you get stung by an awful lot of them at once, etc.
I have a friend who is severely allergic, and has to carry one of those pen thingies at all times, that's why I was a bit worried in the beginning.

Since I'm still alive, to the disappointment of the prof, who hoped to inherit a flat he wished I had, we can safely assume that I'm not allergic to one sting (can't say in the case of a lot of them at once, like you so graphically put it)

Where is the bee now, heh? We know who won the battle .
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Re: Stung by a bee

If you were allergic you would go into an anaphylactic shock and this usually happens in seconds to minutes:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001847/


Many ppl have swelling, redness, tenderness, heat associated with bee sting. But this is not considered and allergy.

You will be fine I think
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