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 I Do If I Get Stung by Fire Ants?
Ouch! These tiny ants can sting you over and over.
Bee and Wasp Stings Treatment
Whether you're allergic or not, it's a good idea to know how to treat bee or wasp stings. Learn more.
Other Stinging Insects
Allergic to stings by bees, wasps and hornets? Here's what to do in case of a reaction.
Slideshows & Images
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: Identify Bugs and Bug Bites with Pictures
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: Common Allergy Triggers
From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy symptoms.