Fire ants, bees, wasps, and other insect allergies can cause more than just fear of a sting or bite. In most people there is redness and swelling at the site of the sting. But in some people, the immune system overreacts and causes a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include itching and hives, swelling in the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea or diarrhea. In severe cases, a rapid fall in blood pressure may result in shock and loss of consciousness. Anaphylaxis can be fatal. However, people can be cured of venom allergy and should not fear the outdoors.
QUICK AND SAFE TESTING
Venom testing is simple and safely done in our office with results in only a few minutes. Allergy shots and immunotherapy treatment build tolerance and can cure some venom allergies, bringing your family peace of mind during outdoor activities.