WHEN TO CALL 911
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 40 to 50 people in the U.S. die each year from allergic reactions to bee stings. Persons with severe reactions to insect stings should wear a medical ID bracelet and carry an insect allergy kit.
There are several signs of an allergic reaction to bee stings. Look for swelling that moves to other parts of the body, especially the face or neck. Check for difficulty in breathing, wheezing, dizziness or a drop in blood pressure. Get the person immediate medical care if any of these signs are present. Also seek emergency treatment if a person has been stung in the nose, mouth or throat—swelling in these areas may interfere with breathing.