Stinging Insect Allergies Specialty Group Panorama general

Being allergic to an insect sting can induce anxiety in many people. They can be hard to protect against and reactions can be life-threatening.

The Mayo Clinic Division of Allergic Diseases specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of allergic reactions to stinging insects.

Mayo Clinic allergists take a careful history and perform select skin tests, and possibly blood tests, to various venoms. If a stinging insect allergy is confirmed, the allergist prescribes a plan appropriate for your allergy. You will likely receive avoidance tips, medications to treat the reaction (i.e., epinephrine) and venom immunotherapy to greatly decrease the likelihood of a life-threatening allergic reaction from future stings.

June 04, 2020