Wasp venom

Wasp venom allergy is a serious condition that arises when an individual reacts allergically to the sting of a wasp. This allergy can cause symptoms ranging from localized pain and swelling to severe anaphylactic shock. Unlike bee stings, wasp stings can be particularly aggressive because wasps can sting multiple times, increasing the risk of a severe allergic reaction....

Wasp venom

When should I consider testing for wasp venom allergy?

Testing for wasp venom allergy is advisable if you experience severe or unusual reactions after a wasp sting, such as extensive swelling, difficulty breathing, hives, dizziness, or a rapid decrease in blood pressure. These symptoms suggest an allergic reaction that could require immediate medical attention.

What are common symptoms of wasp venom allergy?

  • Localized pain and swelling that spreads beyond the sting site
  • Hives or rash appearing on parts of the body away from the sting
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Swelling of the lips, eyelids, or throat
  • Dizziness, a significant drop in blood pressure, or fainting

What causes a wasp venom allergy reaction?

Wasp venom allergy reactions are triggered by the immune system’s hypersensitivity to venom proteins, leading to an exaggerated immune response. This response can cause the release of substances that result in the wide array of allergic symptoms.

Can wasp venom allergy be treated or managed?

Like bee venom allergy, wasp venom allergy can be managed with immediate treatments such as epinephrine during an anaphylactic reaction. Allergen immunotherapy for wasp venom is also an effective long-term treatment to reduce the severity of allergic reactions to wasp stings.

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