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What are the symptoms of a mild allergic reaction to an insect sting?

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A mild allergic reaction may cause one or more of these symptoms at the sting site:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Pimple-like spots
  • Mild to moderate swelling
  • Warmth
  • Itching

From: Are You Allergic to Insect Stings? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Stinging Insect Allergy" and "Stinging Insect Allergy: Tips to Remember."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Stinging Insect Allergy" and "Stinging Insect Allergy: Tips to Remember."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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