Insect bite allergy
Insect bite allergy: Introduction
Insect bite allergy: An insect bite allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to a bite by an insect such as an ant. Multiple bites increase the risk of a severe reaction or death. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients.
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causes, and treatments of Insect bite allergy is available below.
Symptoms of Insect bite allergy
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Treatments for Insect bite allergy
- Avoid being bitten by offending insect, adrenaline injection if anaphylactic reaction occurs, antihistamines
- Treatment is dependant upon the type and severity of the reaction but may involve:
- Avoidance of stings - wearing shoes outside etc
- Soothing lotions - calamine etc
- Antihistamines - May minimise itching and decrease response in mild to moderate reactions, especially with primarily skin involvement
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
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Insect bite allergy: Deaths
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Insect bite allergy: Complications
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Causes of Insect bite allergy
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Insect bite allergy: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Insect bite allergy
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure....read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed...read more »
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Insect bite allergy: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Insect bite allergy
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Insect bite allergy: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Insect bite allergy
Prognosis for Insect bite allergy:
Prognosis depends on the severity of the allergy with severe cases resulting in anaphylactic shock within minutes of being stung.
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Insect bite allergy: Broader Related Topics
Types of Insect bite allergy
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