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Insect sting allergies

Insect sting allergies: Introduction

An allergy to an insect sting. An allergy is a body's abnormal hypersensitive response to the presence of a particular substance which in this case is the chemicals associated in the insect's sting. An allergic response may involve allergic responses such as hives or anaphylaxis in extreme cases. ...more »

Symptoms of Insect sting allergies

Treatments for Insect sting allergies

  • Treatment is dependant upon the type and severity of the reaction but may involve:
  • Allergen avoidance and minimisation of exposure
  • Antihistamines - May minimise itching and decrease response in mild to moderate reactions, especially with primarily skin involvement
  • Asthma medications such as inhaled beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids - used to treat asthma which may have allergy as a contributing factor
  • Oral steroids - used in short courses for moderate allergic reactions especially with asthma symptoms or skin conditions
  • more treatments...»

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Insect sting allergies: Deaths

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Types of Insect sting allergies

  • Honeybee allergies
  • Wasp allergies
  • Hornet allergies
  • Yellow jacket allergies
  • Fire ant allergies
  • more types...»

Causes of Insect sting allergies

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