If you think about what it feels like to be stung by a bee you have a pretty good idea of the indications of use for this remedy. The symptoms can include, stinging, burning, redness, shortness of breath and swelling. Allergic reactions to the venom can also include swelling that is not visible because it takes place 'inside' of the body, such as in the throat, lungs and kidneys. An example of this kind of severe reaction would be; a dog is stung by a bee and it's face swells, then it's tongue and throat swell which blocks the dog's airway causing sufficoation. This is referred to as anaphylaxis and it is a life threatening condition.
Clinical uses: Itching, hot spots, hive like eruptions, insect bites and stings. It works well in cats for treating Cystitis (bladder infection with scanty painful urination). However, dogs with cystitis seem to respond best to the remedy Canthearis (spanish fly). Kidney failure may also indicate the use of Apis if the symptoms match. Edema (swelling and water retention) may also point to the use of this remedy.
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