Allergy: Insect Sting (cont.)
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Insect Sting Allergy Symptoms
Most insect stings cause some pain and swelling in the area of the sting, called a local reaction.
Fire ant stings
Symptoms over the entire body are always a concern because they may signal an anaphylactic reaction. If these reactions progress, they may lead to death, sometimes within a matter of minutes. These reactions may include the following:
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