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4.9 Insect Sting Allergies: If I'm allergic and I get stung, how soon should I get medical help?




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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.

4.9 Insect Sting Allergies: If I'm allergic and I get stung, how soon should I get medical help?

Immediately. The speed of your reaction depends on your body, whether
you are able to get a dose of epenephrine immediately, how much of
the allergen is absorbed, and a few other variables and is therefore
unpredictable. The safest thing to do is to get medical attention as
quickly as possible.

 

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