Tag: bee stings

SHOTS FOR INSECT STING ALLERGY CUT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

FCAAIA Notes: Have you or a loved on had al allergic reaction to a sting? Stinging insect allergy is probably one of the most curable things an allergist sees. For decades, it has been quite clear which patients are at risk of significant reactions to bee, wasp, or hornet stings and require venom immunotherapy (allergy shots). Risks of severe systemic reactions to subsequent stings can virtually be eliminated. Continue reading “SHOTS FOR INSECT STING ALLERGY CUT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION”

HYMENOPTERA VENOM IMMUOTHERAPY

FCAAIA Notes: Stinging flying insect allergy is one of the most curable things allergists treat. ANYONE and EVERYONE who has had anaphylaxis after a wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, hornet, or fire ant sting should be seen by an allergist. In addition, people older than 15 years who are stung and get diffuse hives or swelling should be seen. In accordance with well-established research, all those patients should receive venom immunotherapy to dramatically decrease their likelihood of another life-threatening reaction after a sting. The bees will be out soon! Call to set up an evaluation for yourself or a loved one with a history of bee-sting allergy. Continue reading “HYMENOPTERA VENOM IMMUOTHERAPY”

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