Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
How Can I Prevent an Allergic Reaction?
Allergic reactions to insect stings can be prevented with allergy shots (also known as immuntherapy). The treatment is 97% effective in preventing future reactions and involves injecting gradually increasing doses of venom that stimulate your immune system to become resistant to a future allergic reaction.
If you've had an allergic reaction, it's important to talk to an allergist, a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. Based on your history and test results, the allergist will determine if you are a candidate for immunotherapy treatment.