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.
Allergy: Insect Sting Treatment
Allergy to insect stings can cause severe reactions. WebMD explains first aid treatment for people with and without allergies.
First Aid for Insect Stings
WebMD tells you what to do if you've been stung by an insect.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Common Allergy Triggers
From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy symptoms.
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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.
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.