Why do they itch?
I got stung by a bee yesterday, and today it
itches!! Why do bee stings itch, and also, what exactly IS an itch,
anyway? by the way, your site is so cool. I just found it today and
I love it!
Amr Shalakani with his PhD shared this with us:
regarding "why do they itch"
question.. they itch because the bee has caused u a "type I"
allergic reaction .When u got stung, the bee injected a small amount
of it's proteins into you. Your body recognized those as being
foreign...So it started acting against it...and the wheal you got is
the result. As for the itch it's due to the local irritation fo the
terminal nerve fibers in your skin. P.s) did you know that the bee
actually dies within a few minutes after it stings someone (kamikazi
TB as always well researched the situation and
pondered the facts and reported in with this info:
This is a complex answer. Books have been
written on this. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and
is the primary defense against external organisms and trauma. An
itch is one of the skin's responses to irritants to the skin.
Scratch an unaffected area and eventually it will begin to itch. The
body is telling you to pay attention to the area of the itch much
like a pain response. Generally the solution is not to scratch and
treat it or in most cases it will go away on its own. Some causes of
itches are mosquito bites, poison ivy / sumac, allergies, dry skin
and healing wounds besides healing bee stings. treatments for bee
stings after making sure that the stinger has been removed is by
taking an oral antihistamine, applying calamine lotion or topical
hydrocortisone for relief.
Casey believes that the government is in on this
Bee stings and their itching effects
are due to an enormous conspiracy currently being planned by the
governments of many countries. It is some sort of scientific test,
but what is the purpose of this so called test? Well...I don't know
for sure, but I'm almost at the point of finding out the answer. I
have traveled many long miles in search of the answer. About a week
ago, I almost had the answer, but sadly, I was abducted by aliens
and then they took me onto their ship. I asked them this question,
but they refused to answer. While I was locked in a small room
aboard the ship, I had many hours to ponder what exactly an itch is.
Well....unfortunately, I did not come to a conclusion. I must carry
on my journey in search of the truth. Maybe someday I will come
across the answer as to why bee stings itch....and what an itch
actually is. Until that day, I will live in paranoia believing it is
a government conspiracy.
zettgrl simply answered with this:
Because bees have venom that is injecting into the
sting site through the stinger from a gland in the bees abdomen. The
venom is an irritant similar to the antiseptic that mosquitoes
inject into our skin before they suck out our blood.
Yohko summed it up with this:
The reason that bee stings itch is because of a
histamine reaction in the skin to the venom of the bee. The reason
the itch happens is because the nerves are vibrating.
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