Insect Sting Allergy Directory
Insect stings are very common allergy triggers. While any sting may cause a reaction, some people experience serious reactions such as anaphylaxis. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to a sting include trouble breathing, swelling, rapid pulse, hives, and more. Mild reactions can be treated at home, but serious reactions require medical attention. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to treat and prevent insect stings and much more.
Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
If you have severe reactions to insect stings, allergy shots may help. Here's what you need to know about this allergy treatment.
What do you do when a scorpion stings? Here's how to treat this painful bite.
What Do I Do If I Get Stung by Fire Ants?
Ouch! These tiny ants can sting you over and over.
Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
Learn more from WebMD about mild to severe allergic reactions to insect stings and how to treat them.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Identify Bugs and Bug Bites, From Spiders to Scorpions
Learn to identify ticks, poisonous spiders, fleas, chiggers, and other bugs. See what their bites and stings look like -- and how to find relief.
Slideshow: 8 Essential on-the-Go First Aid Kit Items
See which first aid items to pack in your purse or car. WebMD shows you the basics to treat minor scrapes, cuts, and stings when you’re on the go.
Picture of Bee, Wasp, Hornet, Yellow Jacket Stings
Bee, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet or fire ant stings most often trigger allergic reactions. However, most people are not allergic to insect stings and may mistake a normal sting reaction for an allergic reaction.
Slideshow: Common Allergy Triggers
From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy symptoms.