Hypersensitivity to insect stings can be a life-threatening condition. Our specialists at the Vanderbilt allergy clinic can help you reduce your risk of a severe reaction. Call (615) 442-8245 to make an appointment.
Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, may include:
If you have been stung by insects such as honeybees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets or fire ants and have one of these symptoms, you should be tested for stinging insect hypersensitivity.
Immunotherapy can reduce your reactions to insect stings so you are no longer at risk of death or illness. Treatment may involve a series of allergy shots. This safe and effective treatment reduces the severity of reactions to insect stings for many people with hypersensitivity.
At your first appointment, a Vanderbilt allergy specialist will test your condition to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.