User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 12

Thread: Smoking and Bee Stings?

  1. #1
    nepenthes_ak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Spring Feild Ohio
    Posts
    3,116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Smoking and Bee Stings?

    http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/wildlife/bees.htm

    "The body responds to stings by liberating fluid from the blood to flush venom components from the area. This causes redness and swelling at the sting site"

    Smoking tobacco dilates your blood vessels.

    Ive noticed lately, (I got stung 2 days ago well 3 now I guess) that when I smoke my sting site tingles, and my hairs stand up more in this site. Is this because of the increased blood flow? Would smoking cause the swelling to get larger? Because my arm is swollen pretty good and Ive had a few more cigarettes than I usually do. Last time I got stung it barely swelled. Could this even increase the time it takes for it to heal, theirs more blood flow, so theirs more "flushing" going on.

    Save me the lecture about smoking I already know.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ft. Worth, TX
    Posts
    2,251
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't think smoking would cause more swelling, I just think you have been injected with more venom this time. Another (and probably the correct explanation), is that you still have some of the venom from the previous sting lingering in your body, and now there is a decently high concentration of it in your blood stream, which is causing bigger rXns. Beekeepers usually have a ridiculously high amount of bee venom in their bloodstream at all times from frequent stings, and are therefore more prone to anaphylactic shock. Seems I did learn something in Insect Diversity .

    I just quit smoking like 3 weeks ago...smoking is not conducive to bodybuilding (my other hobby).
    Z polski y dumny
    Prayer - how to do nothing and still think you're helping.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5aCUNE4Z8
    ^^^Newest vid

  3. #3
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Or living

    Sometimes I want a nice menthol but it's just not worth it.

  4. #4
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If someone tells you smoking will definitely make it itch more and longer, will you smoke less? Because I'll say that if you will.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    747
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The first thing I do when I get stung by a bee is get a cigarette to make the pain, swelling, and redness go away. I dont smoke it however, but cut it open and use the tabacco on the sting site with a little water. Works wonderfully, much better than smoking the cigarette does.
    "We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should." - Kurt Vonnegut

  6. #6
    nepenthes_ak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Spring Feild Ohio
    Posts
    3,116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Im not sure if that is sarcasim Ktulu.

  7. #7
    Your one and only pest! Ant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    massachusetts
    Posts
    1,757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why would you start smoking?

  8. #8
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For me it was the same reason I started doing drugs and having sex: curiosity and pleasure. Other people do it to lose weight or look "cool" (holy crap I sound like some old fogie!) but really smokers are the minority now.


    As soon as my parents gave me permission to smoke, and I could do it and they'd buy me cigarettes, it wasn't fun anymore and I decided to quit. Talk about reverse psychology!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •