Sweat bees are a bee species that stay alone in hives and nests in tunnels. They’re attracted to sweat (but consume pollen from plants), as their name suggests.
Generally speaking, sweat bees don’t sting, but they can. They aren’t violent, just like honeybees. When they trip a nest in the ground unintentionally or if a bee feels threatened, we might get trapped. They’re not harmful in most cases. The honeybees and bumblebees have the same family.
How harmful can a sweat bee’s sting be:
- if there is a severe sensitivity to a bee sting if there is a severe sensitivity to a bee sting
- When multiple stung exist (we don’t need an allergy)
We may have moderate, local symptoms such as if we are not immune to bee venom like:
- redness and swelling
- white spots at the sting site
- pain at the sting site
If we have a sting allergy, then there would a serious reaction called anaphylaxis. We can also get a severe reaction if we don’t have an allergy but if we get stung multiple times. Severe reactions:
- difficulty breathing
- drop in blood pressure
- fast heart rate
Get emergency medical support, even when we are not allergic to bee stings if we have more than one string.
- Cool the region or wet towel with an ice cube.
- To ease scratching and swelling, apply the calamine lotion.
- Skin cream hydrocortisone to reduce swelling, redness, and scratching.
- Soak the area in a vinegar tank or put a cloth on the sting site, soaked in vinegar.
- Mask oxygen to help in breathing.
- a beta-agonist as albuterol to help breathe