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.
Other Stinging Insects
Allergic to stings by bees, wasps and hornets? Here's what to do in case of a reaction.
First Aid for Insect Stings
WebMD tells you what to do if you've been stung by an insect.
Am I Allergic to Bee Stings?
Know the telltale signs that it’s more than just a sting.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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: Summer Skin Hazards -- Stings, Bites, Burns, and More
Don’t let spider bites, sunburn, poison ivy, chigger bites, and jellyfish stings sabotage your healthy skin. This slideshow illustrates what to watch for -- so you can stay safe this summer.
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.