When a person has an acute allergic reaction to something like a bee sting, the body becomes hypersensitive and begins to go into shock. The skin may become pale or flushed, with large red hives. Difficulty breathing and abdominal pain are also common. More severe reactions may even result in loss of consciousness or cardiac arrest. For most people, these symptoms develop rapidly, usually within a few minutes of being stung. However, in some rare instances, it can take over thirty minutes for the symptoms to begin.
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