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4.4 Insect Sting Allergies: Who is most likely to have insect allergies?




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This article is from the Children Allergies and Asthma FAQ, by Eileen Kupstas Soo kupstas@cs.unc.edu with numerous contributions by others.

4.4 Insect Sting Allergies: Who is most likely to have insect allergies?

According to the Committee on Insect Allergy of the American Academy
of Allergy, insect allergies occur as frequently in people who have
no other allergies as in those who do. Severe reactions most often
occur after the age of 30, although they have been observed at all
ages. A person who has already had an allergic reaction is more
likely to have one in response to the next sting suffered. However,
the absence of a reaction one time doesn't mean that it won't occur
subsequently.

 

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