Keep up the beekeeping! The world needs you! As far as honey in your coffee goes, technically it could cause a reaction in your skin. However, what I see personally, as well as what I see in my clinic, is a bit different. My recommendation is to avoid topical and ingested honey, propolis, and beeswax until the rash is completely gone and your skin returns completely to normal. Then, once your skin is no longer inflamed, you can try adding honey back into your diet. If it causes itching, stop ingestion. But if you have no reaction, you should be able to consume it in small amounts. You should continue to avoid topical use of honey, propolis and beeswax indefinitely and I would avoid internal consumption of propolis and beeswax as well (so don’t chew honeycomb, either). Report back if all goes well – I like to hear success stories!
Unfortunately the medical sites don’t recognize the Extractor’s value in treating spider bites, where they specifically caution against doing any kind of suction treatment. That isn’t surprising since most of their other Brown Recluse advice is wrong too. I wrote the earlier story about the quick, effective treatment by Dexamethasone injected around the bite. Actually, we now reserve that for older more advanced bites. If we get a bite now, we normally know by the delayed burning pain in a few hours. Usually we can see the twin fang marks on the red mound also. We use the Extractor on it, pulling out one or two tiny beads of lymph containing the venom, then put a good dollop of cortisone creme on the spot, cover that with a bandaid, and by morning the bite is history.