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.
Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
Learn more from WebMD about mild to severe allergic reactions to insect stings and how to treat them.
The Basics of Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a dangerous allergic reaction. Learn more about anaphylaxis.
Am I Allergic to Bee Stings?
Know the telltale signs that it’s more than just a sting.
Allergies to Insect Stings
WebMD explains allergic reactions to insect stings, including how to treat severe reactions.
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Common Allergy Triggers
From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy symptoms.
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.
Summer Skin Hazards
Don’t let sunburn, poison ivy, and jellyfish stings sabotage your healthy skin. Learn about these and other dangers so you can stay safe this summer.
Identifying Bugs and Bug Bites
Learn to identify ticks, poisonous spiders, fleas, chiggers, and other bugs. See what their bites and stings look like -- and how to find relief.