Insect sting allergy is the development of an allergic reaction to the sting of insects including honeybees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants. Most cases of insect stings do not cause an allergic reaction but may cause local pain, irritation, and swelling.
Other symptoms and signs of an insect sting allergy may include
Cause of an insect sting allergy
In some people, a true allergic reaction develops, caused by an antibody known as immunoglobulin E (IgE).
Other insect sting allergy symptoms and signs
- Difficulty Breathing
- Loss of Consciousness
- Skin Flushing (Redness)
- Swelling of the Tongue
- Tingling or Itching Feeling Inside the Mouth
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Examples of Medications for Insect Sting Allergy Symptoms and Signs
- Adrenaclick (epinephrine)
- diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
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- epinephrine injection (Auvi-Q)
- EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector)
- Polmon (dexchlorpheniramine maleate)
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- Symjepi (epinephrine)