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Question: My question concerns bee allergies. My daughter & I are allergic. My daughter was stung ONCE and had a severe systemic reaction. The debate is: is it possible to react the FIRST time you're stung. I have been told it's impossible b/c of the antibodies. Please settle this for me. Thank you, Colleen

Answer: Dear Colleen,

In many cases, after a first sting, a person may not suffer from a reaction but this is not true for all people. Reactions to bee stings can vary from person to person.

It is important to know that after the first sting, future reactions can be more severe and symptoms may appear very quickly due to the excess antibody production from the first sting.

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