Stinging Insect Allergy
Being allergic to an insect sting can induce anxiety in many people. They can be hard to protect against and reactions can be life-threatening.
Diagnosis is made by taking a careful history and performing select skin tests, and possibly blood tests, to various venoms. If a stinging insect allergy is confirmed a treatment will include receiving avoidance tips, medications to treat the reaction (i.e., epinephrine) and venom immunotherapy to greatly decrease the likelihood of a life-threatening allergic reaction from future stings.