3290 N. Wellness Drive
Bldg. D, Suite 180
Holland, MI 49424
616-738-4262

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Asthma, Allergy and Immunology

over 25 years of experience

committed to providing the best individualized care

 

 

Stinging Insect


Allergies to stings result mainly from insects in the order Hymenoptera. This includes bees (honey bees and bumble bees) and vespids (wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets). Reactions can vary from mild to life-threatening.

Reactions

Mild or "normal reactions"

Large Local Reactions

Anaphylaxis (Systemic Reactions)

 

* For patients who have experienced anaphylaxis, it is extremely important to be evaluated and possibly skin tested for stinging insects as venom immunotherapy is a very successful treatment.

* If testing is positive, venom immunotherapy is recommended.