If you are allergic to bee stings will a hornet bite cause the same damage?



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    I’m pretty sure hornets do not have venom in their mandibles, but a sting by a hornet is definitely dangerous to a person with a bee allergy. 

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    A hornet bite will generally not trigger the same allergic reaction as a bee sting because there is no venom exposure in the bite.  However, if stung by a hornet a person could have a similar reaction if they are allergic to bee venom because the of the similarity between the venom types.  About 3% of adults are severely allergic to bee stings and will go into anaphylactic  shock if stung.  All bee stings should be treated seriously, especially if you are unsure if you have an allergy.

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