Medical Definition of Hornet sting
Hornet sting: A sting from a hornet, which can trigger an allergic reaction of varying severity. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. For those with severe reactions, injectable epinephrine should always be kept on hand. In selected cases, allergy injection therapy is highly effective.
Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2016
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