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What are the symptoms of an insect sting allergy?
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A mild allergic reaction may cause one or more of these symptoms at the site of the sting:

  • Pain;
  • Redness;
  • Pimple-like spots;
  • Mild to moderate swelling;
  • Warmth;
  • Itching.

Severe allergic reactions (also called anaphylactic reactions) are not that common. But when they happen, they're emergencies.

Symptoms can include:

  • Troubled breathing;
  • Hives that appear as a red, itchy rash and spread to areas beyond the sting;
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or any part of the mouth or tongue;
  • Wheezing or trouble swallowing;
  • Restlessness and anxiety;
  • Rapid pulse;
  • Dizziness or a sharp drop in blood pressure;
  • Stomach cramps, nausea, or diarrhea.

Get emergency treatment as soon as possible.

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