Acting quickly can reduce your risk of a serious reaction.
First remove stinging insects or their stingers. In most cases you can simply brush the insect away. You may need to pull fire ants off -- be sure to check for multiple ants and get rid of all of them.
If you've been living with allergies, you probably know the obvious stuff by
now -- don't take in stray cats, don't hang around in dusty attics, don't
inhale deeply in smoking lounges. But that might not be enough. There could be
hidden allergy triggers and irritants all around you that you don't know
"Hidden allergens and irritants are a huge problem for people with
allergies," says Hugh H. Windom, MD, an associate clinical professor of
immunology at the University of South Florida...