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.
Allergies to Insect Stings
WebMD explains allergic reactions to insect stings, including how to treat severe reactions.
Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
Learn more from WebMD about mild to severe allergic reactions to insect stings and how to treat them.
Allergy: Insect Sting Treatment
Allergy to insect stings can cause severe reactions. WebMD explains first aid treatment for people with and without allergies.
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.
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From pollen and pets to food and bugs, find out the most common things that can trigger allergy symptoms.
Identifying Bugs and Bug Bites
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