Insect sting allergy
Insect sting allergy: Introduction
Insect sting allergy: An insect sting allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to a sting by an insect such as an ant. Multiple stings increase the risk of a severe reaction or death. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Insect sting allergy is available below.
Symptoms of Insect sting allergy
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symptoms of Insect sting allergy
Treatments for Insect sting allergy
- Avoid being stung 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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Insect sting allergy: Deaths
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Insect sting allergy: Complications
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Causes of Insect sting allergy
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Insect sting allergy: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Insect sting 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 are anal...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 diagnosed with fatal...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.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...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 sufferers, but migraines...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 early.
Some of...read more »
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Insect sting allergy: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Insect sting allergy
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Insect sting allergy: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Insect sting allergy
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Insect sting allergy: Animations
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Prognosis for Insect sting allergy
Prognosis for Insect sting 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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Research about Insect sting allergy
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Insect sting allergy: Broader Related Topics
Types of Insect sting allergy
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