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I think the Bee Caps are a red herring. After a month, any trace of the Bee Caps should be out of your system. Also, you are itching in areas which are classic for atopic dermatitis, the creases. It is possible that Bee Caps triggered an eczematous reaction. Another reason I favor eczema over an allergic reaction is that allergic reactions are usually hive like ( urticarial) or a generalized dermatitis. . Eczema tends to localize to a limited areas.
By the way, I am curious about the warning. Bee sting allergy is due to the venom and not to royal jelly or Propolis. I suspect they place this warning in case some venom was accidentally injected into their capsules. Why would a company intentionally place venom into their product.
That may beside the point. At this point, I feel you have an eczematous dermatitis. I would recommend Maximum Strength Cortaid applied twice a day, Cetaphil Restoraderm or Cerave Moisturizing Cleanser and Cetaphil Restoraderm Moisturizer. Aveeno oatmeal baths will help.
Sunlight on days with low humidity or even tanning beds. Benedryl 25 mg. at night and Allegra 180 mg. a day to help control the itching.
If the itch becomes intense, Dome boro soaks. Add 1 packet of Domeboro to 1 quart of cool water. Apply wet cloths to the area twice a day for 15 minutes. Ice cubes may be added to the solution for an even stronger anti-itching effect.
Thank you for your question and I would be happy to answer further questions or clarify the above.