INSECT ALLERGY Symptoms, Causes & Treatments


Insect allergy most people are not
allergic to insect stings recognizing the difference between an allergic
reaction and a normal reaction will reduce anxiety and prevent unnecessary
medical expense thousands of people enter hospital emergency rooms or urgent
care clinics every year suffering from insect stings it has been estimated that
potentially life-threatening allergic reactions occur in 0.4% to 0.8% of
children and 3 percent of adults at least 90 to 100 deaths per year result
from insect sting anaphylaxis the majority of insect stings in the United
States come from wasps Yellow Jackets Hornets and honeybees the red or black
imported fire ant now invests more than 260 million acres in the southern United
States where it has become a significant health hazard maybe the number one agent
of insect stings symptoms pain redness swelling in area of sting and sometimes
beyond Flushing hives itching anaphylaxis less common a potentially
life-threatening reaction that may impair breathing and can cause the body
to go into shock causes the syndrome is a genetic condition which means it’s
inherited the adenomatous polyposis Kelly APC gene mediates the production
of APC protein the APC protein regulates cell growth by preventing cells from
dividing too fast or in a disorderly way people with Gardner’s syndrome have a
defect in the APC gene this leads to abnormal tissue growth what causes the
mutation of this gene has not been determined treatments avoiding contact
with stinging insects is the key to successfully managing this allergy these
steps can help insects are most likely to sting if their homes are disturbed so
have hives and nests around your home destroyed because this activity can be
dangerous you should hire a trained exterminator
if you spot stinging insects remain calm and quiet and slowly move away
avoid brightly colored clothing and perfume when outdoors many stinging
insects are searching for food and could confuse you with a flower
be careful outdoors when cooking eating or drinking sweet beverages like soda or
juice cover food and drinks to keep insects out wear closed-toe shoes
outdoors and avoid going barefoot to steer clear of stepping on a stinging
insect avoid loose fitting garments that can trap insects between material and
skin if you have an anaphylactic reaction inject epinephrine immediately
and call 911 after a serious reaction to an insect sting make an appointment with
an allergist immunologist with proper testing your allergist can diagnose your
condition and determine the best form of treatment immunotherapy allergy shots
may be effective long-term treatment for stinging insect allergy your allergist
will give you shots containing small doses of your allergen allowing your
body to build a natural immunity to the trigger every individual needs unique
treatment and care we encourage people with insect allergy and their families
to learn as much as possible about the latest medical treatment and approaches
as well as healthy lifestyle choices please subscribe and comment if you have
any latest medical treatment for this illness stay strong live long thank you

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