General Information

Apis treats symptoms similar to those of a bee sting – swelling, burning, prickling, stinging, and redness. They may be from a bite, sting, allergic reaction, or joint inflammation and are relieved by cold applications and worsened by warmth or pressure. The sufferer is often thirstless, restless, and possibly awkward or clumsy.


Insect Bites and Bee Stings / Allergic Reactions

  • Rapid swelling with itching, stinging, prickling pains.
  • Pains in swellings better for cold applications and worse for heat.
  • Pink, waxy, transparent swellings.
  • Elevated, white wheals / hives / urticarial
  • Nettle-type rash.
  • Swollen lips and tongue.
  • Rapid doses of Apis can be given during severe allergic reactions or anaphylactic shock when there is rapid swelling and difficult breathing while seeking or waiting for emergency help.

Eye Problems

  • Swollen lids, especially bottom ones, from allergy or inflammation.
  • Red, burning, sore eyes that are better for cold applications and worse for heat.
  • Sensitive to light.

Sore Throat

  • Splinter-like pains on swallowing.
  • Large, smooth, swollen tonsils.
  • Pain better for cold drinks.

Cystitis and Bladder Problems

  • Burning pain during urination.
  • Last drops burn and sting.
  • Retention of urine in newborns.
  • Acute kidney failure.

Joint Problems

  • Swollen, hot, and inflamed joints.
  • Pain and swelling better for cold applications and worse for warmth.

For Pets

  • Insect bites and stings.
  • Acute kidney failure, especially in cats, in which little urine is passed.
  • Swollen, hot joints.