We also have excellent skin testing methods for insect allergies (e.g. bees, yellow jackets, and fire ants). If a patient is allergic, we teach them how to avoid being stung and how to prepare for stings at the park, for instance. For those who are very allergic, we often suggest insect venom allergy shots. Venom immunotherapy is almost 100% effective in preventing serious reactions to insect stings. See our article on allergic reactions to insect stings.
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