Insect Allergy Treatment

Insect sting allergy is one of the allergies that can be serious. This allergy occurs as a result of an overreaction of the immune system. Insect allergy treatment is a two-stage treatment. The first step in treatment is emergency treatment of a serious reaction. The second stage is preventive treatment with venom immunotherapy to prevent the underlying allergy.

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    Emergency Treatment of Insect Sting Allergy

    Some insect stings can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. These life-threatening conditions are called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a condition that needs to be treated very quickly. Anaphylaxis with symptoms such as dizziness, difficulty in breathing, hives, abdominal pain can progress rapidly. In the case of anaphylaxis, the first thing to do is injectable adrenaline for self-administration. If you have an insect allergy, your allergist will prescribe you an adrenaline auto-injector. This injector is extremely important in the treatment of anaphylaxis, it is effective in reversing the condition. It is vital that you carry this syringe with you at all times. Note that the adrenaline auto-injector has not passed its expiration date; Renew your medicine, whose expiration date is approaching, immediately.

    Venom Immunotherapy

    The long-term treatment of insect sting allergy involves venom immunotherapy, a highly effective treatment administered by an allergist that can prevent future allergic reactions to insect stings. Venom immunotherapy involves administering gradually increasing doses of venom to reduce a patient’s sensitivity to the venom. This treatment reduces the risk of future severe reactions. With this treatment, people who previously had a severe reaction to insect stings can return to their normal lives within weeks or months.

    Tips for Avoiding Insect Stings

    Honeybees, hornets, hornets, and yellow-jacketed bees are very important to know how to avoid fire ant stings. Stinging insects are most active in late spring, summer and early fall. Insect repellents are not effective against stinging insects. Yellow jacket bees can nest on floors and walls. Wasps and wasps nest in bushes, trees and buildings. Be very careful when working or playing in these areas. Avoid open litter boxes and exposed food at picnics that attract yellow jackets. Also, try to reduce the amount of skin exposed when outside. Allergists recommend the following additional precautions to prevent insect stings:

    Avoid Wearing Open Shoes

    Avoid wearing sandals or walking barefoot on grass. The bees that can cause you to have an allergic reaction may be in the grass, on the ground. So protect your feet.

    Do Not Touch The Flying Insects

    Never hit a flying insect. If necessary, gently push it aside or wait patiently for it to go away. Avoid sudden movements.

    Watch Out For Food And Drink

    Do not drink from open beverage cans. Bees can get into drinks that remain open. When dining outdoors, always try to keep food covered. Make sure that sweet foods that attract bees are not out in the open.

    Avoid Sweet Scents

    Do not use products such as sweet-smelling perfumes, colognes, deodorants and body creams when you are outside. These odors attract the attention of bees and cause them to approach you.

    Do Not Wear Brightly Colored Clothes

    Another thing that can attract the attention of bees is brightly colored clothes. Therefore, avoid wearing these colored clothes when you are out and about.

    Gardening Should Be Done With Care

    Gardening and gardening should be done with care. It is extremely important to wear shoes and socks and to use work gloves. Do not do these works without taking protective measures.

    Keep Your Medicines With You

    Always have your prescription medications handy and follow directions if you get stung. These medications are for immediate emergency use when going to a hospital emergency room for observation and further treatment.

    Symptoms Of Insect Sting Allergy

    The severity and symptoms of an insect allergy can differ from person to person. A normal reaction causes limited pain, swelling and redness at the site of the sting. You can disinfect the area (washing with soap and water will suffice) and apply ice to reduce swelling.

    A large local reaction causes swelling that extends beyond the site of the sting. For example, a sting in the front of the arm can cause the entire arm to swell. Although seemingly worrisome, this condition is usually handled in the same way as a normal reaction. An unusually painful or very large local reaction may require medical attention. Because this condition can persist for two to three days, antihistamines and corticosteroids are sometimes prescribed to reduce discomfort.

    Yellow jacket bees can sting hornets repeatedly. Honey bees leave their stings where they sting. It is wrong to pull or pull this needle with a tool such as tweezers. It causes the poison to spread more. Instead, it is better to scrape it off with a material such as a card.

    The most serious reaction to an insect sting is anaphylaxis. This condition requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include one or more of the following:

    – Hives, itching and swelling in areas other than the sting,

    – Abdominal cramps, vomiting, intense nausea or diarrhea

    – Chest tightness and difficulty in breathing,

    – hoarseness or swelling of the tongue or throat or difficulty swallowing.

    A more severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, can occur within minutes of the sting and can be life-threatening. Symptoms may include:

    – Dizziness or a sharp drop in blood pressure

    – Loss of consciousness or cardiac arrest.

    People who experience an allergic reaction to an insect sting have a 60% chance of experiencing a similar or worse reaction on re-sting.