Allergy: Insect Sting (cont.)
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Is there other therapy available for allergic reactions to insect stings?
Allergy shots (immunotherapy) may be effective in people with severe reactions to certain insect stings.
What is the follow-up for insect sting allergies?
Make sure that all of your health care providers are aware of the type of reaction you have had.
If you have had a severe or all-over reaction, you should be given a prescription for an epinephrine injection kit (EpiPen, Auvi-Q) when you leave the hospital.
If you have a severe or all-over reaction to an insect sting, you should see an allergy specialist (allergist). Desensitization therapy is available for some types of venom allergies.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/15/2016
Paul A Janson, MD
Mary Buechler, MD, Deaconess-Glover
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Richard Harrigan, MD
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