Insect Allergies

Bee allergy and insect allergies

Stinging Insect Allergies

The first reports of stinging insect allergy came from the Middle East thousands of years ago.  Even at that time, people understood that a small insect, such as a bee or a wasp, had the potential to cause serious illness or even death. Today, physicians, and in particular allergy specialists, are equipped to diagnose and protect individuals with stinging insect allergies. 

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Common Stinging Insects

There are a variety of different stinging insects that produce venom and may cause an allergic reaction.  However, it should be noted that an individual who suffers from honey bee sting allergies may not be allergic to hornet or wasp sting venom.  This is due to the fact that the chemical composition of the venom produced by these insects is different.

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