Symptoms of “Insect Venom Allergy”

Insect venom allergy refers to an excessive immune system reaction to specific components of insect venom, with symptoms including redness, itching, skin rash, and swelling of the skin and mucous membranes, as well as dizziness and nausea, The German Allergy and Asthma Association has explained.

Severe Symptoms

Insect venom allergy can also lead to severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, heart palpitations, low blood pressure, and anaphylactic shock. In extreme cases, it can cause circulatory and respiratory failure, which is life-threatening.

The association noted that the risk of severe complications is higher among the elderly, asthma patients, cardiovascular disease patients (such as those with high blood pressure or heart failure), and individuals taking certain medications like beta-blockers.

Treatment Methods

 Insect venom allergy is treated u

sing antihistamines. Additionally, patients could use a cream or gel containing glucocorticoids and cold compresses for approximately 20 minutes to help alleviate symptoms.

However, in the event of severe symptoms, it is essential to call emergency services immediately to receive medical care.

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