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Bee Stings

Nearly everyone has been stung by an insect or at one time or another. It is an unpleasant experience that people hope not to repeat, but for most people, the damage inflicted is temporary pain.

Only one or two people in every 1,000 are allergic or hypersensitive to a bee or wasp stings.

The information that follows pertains to stings from fire ants as well. Stinging insects are limited to the order Hymenoptera, which includes wasps, bees and ants.

The stinger is a modified egg-laying apparatus, thereby granting the stinging power to only females.

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