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Insect Allergy Testing and Treatment

Insect Allergy PhotoWhat is an Insect Allergy?

When most people get stung by an insect, it itches, gets red, and swells a little at the sting site.


However, if you are allergic to insect venom, your body's immune system will react much more strongly, causing a severe reaction, in some it is even life-threatening. The life threatening reaction is called anaphylaxis. 

Symptoms of a Severe Insect Reaction

  • Itching and Hives
  • Swelling in the throat or tongue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Nausea or Diarrhea
  • In very severe cases a fall in blood pressure can result in the body going into shock and loss of consciousness. 

If you have any of these symptoms after an insect sting, get medical treatment. Once you receive treatment make an appointment with us. We can diagnose your allergy and determine the best form of continued care and treatment for your allergy. 

Some Common Stinging Insects Are

  • Yellow Jackets
  • Honeybees and Bumble Bees
  • Wasps
  • White Faced Hornet
  • Yellow Faced Hornet

Insect Allergy Treatments

Epi Pen and emergency plan


In many cases, allergy shots (or immunotherapy) are effective in treating an insect allergy.

Some Ways to Avoid Insect Stings

  • Avoid walking barefoot in the grass
  • Do not drink from open beverage cans
  • Keep food covered at all times when eating outdoors
  • Garbage cans stored outside should be covered with tigh-fitting lids
  • Avoid sweet-smelling perfumes, hair sprays, colognes, and deodorants
  • Avoid bright colored clothing
  • Keep window and door screens in good repair.
  • Drive with the car window closed

Who We Are At Advancements in Allergy

At Advancements in Allergy, we know that the right care can make the difference between suffering with an allergic reaction and feeling better. We place great importance on having a complete & thorough knowledge of our patients, working closely with you to develop a strategy that works for you in treating and maintaining optimal personal health so you can feel better and therefore live better.

Our clinic emphasizes preventive care. We believe a personal, happy approach produces the best results. We combine the most modern medical knowledge with the warmest of care. We never forget to look at the patient as a "whole person" and consider each individual's preference and concerns in the development of a care plan.

At Advancements in Allergy & Asthma, we work hand in hand with your primary health care provider. This gives you access to the best of our vast Asthma expertise, while ensuring that your primary doctor is up to date on everything he/she needs to know about your specific needs. It's because we are a small asthma clinic that we are able to provide such personalized care with excellence in customer service.

Out of hundreds of clinics in Minnesota, we are very pleased to have earned the #1 score by Healthscores
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Suite 215
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305

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