Stinging Insects and Bee Sting Allergy Treatment
Expert and Convenient Relief from Insect Allergies in Appleton and Waupaca
Suffer from Stinging Insects?
Have you had anaphylaxis (extreme allergy reaction) to stinging insects? We frequently treat children and adults who suffer from a bee sting allergy. If you have had an allergic reaction to a bite or sting (or think you may be allergic), please call us today to schedule an appointment.
A vaccination program called Venom Immunotherapy (VIT) is up to 98% effective in alleviating severe allergic reactions in people who have allergic reactions to the venom of stinging insects. Ask your doctor to refer you to a board certified allergist who can administer this safe, effective program.
Stinging Insects Info:
What Happens If I’m Stung or B
Generally, the first time a person is stung or bitten, they will only have a local reaction. After the initial sting, an IgE antibody
may be produced which can sensitize the person for a more severe reaction with each subsequent sting or bite getting worse with time.
Anaphylaxis symptoms may include one or more of the following:
– Chest Tightness
– Drop in Blood Pressure
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Do You Have a Bee Sting Allergy?
The most severe form is bee sting anaphylaxis. If you have had a reaction to a bee sting that is more severe than a local or large local reaction, then you may be a candidate for potentially life-saving venom immunotherapy. (What is immunotherapy?)
Skin testing to bee venoms will tell us which venoms to use for immunotherapy. At a minimum, people with bee sting
anaphylaxis should carry an EpiPen, AuviQ, or any injectable epinephrine at all times.