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.
Allergy: Insect Sting Treatment
Allergy to insect stings can cause severe reactions. WebMD explains first aid treatment for people with and without allergies.
What Do I Do If I Get Stung by Fire Ants?
Ouch! These tiny ants can sting you over and over.
Treatment of Bee Sting Allergies
What do you do if you have an allergic reaction to a bee sting? Get the basics on getting help for a bee or wasp sting and preventing a reaction in the future.
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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.
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.
Common Allergy Triggers
From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy symptoms.
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.