Denton Venom Allergy Testing
Many people are allergic to stings from various insects. The severity of an insect sting reaction varies from person to person. A normal reaction will result in pain, swelling and redness confined to the sting site. A large local reaction will result in swelling that extends beyond the sting site. But in some people, their immune system overreacts and can cause a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Symptoms can include itching and hives, swelling in the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea or diarrhea. Anaphylaxis can occur within minutes after the sting and may be life-threatening. Typically a dose of epinephrine is administered, and immediate medical attention is necessary. You can schedule Denton venom allergy testing with our office to find out if you are allergic to certain venoms.