Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
You're at increased risk of bee stings if:
- You live in an area where bees are especially active or with beehives nearby
- Your work or hobbies require spending time outside
You're more likely to have an allergic reaction to bee stings if you've had an allergic reaction to a bee sting in the past, even if it was minor.
Adults tend to have more-severe reactions than children and are more likely to die of anaphylaxis than are children. Your reaction may also be more severe if you're taking certain medications, such as a beta blocker.
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