What should I do if I get stung by a bee and have an anaphylactic reaction?

Anaphylactic reactions are severe allergic reactions that can frequently, but not always, be fatal. It can occur in people who have had a prior allergic reaction to, for example, a bee sting. It can also happen to a person at first exposure, though this is rare. When this happens, it is important for the person to get to the nearest hospital emergency room as soon as possible. People who have had prior exposure and reaction should always carry an EpiPen and know how to use it.

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