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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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Insect bite allergy is available below.

Symptoms of Insect bite allergy

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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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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Hospitals & Clinics: Insect bite allergy

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Insect bite allergy: Rare Types

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Insect bite allergy: Animations

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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