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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

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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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

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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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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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