The Danger Behind Stinging Insect Allergy

Up to 5 percent of people in the United States are affected by stinging (and biting) insect allergies. In Florida, the majority of the problem insects are bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and the unforgettable fire ant-all of which can pack a big punch.  Typically, wasps build honeycomb nests under eaves and rafters, while hornets […]

Anaphylaxis Reactions

Kelly, a 14-year-old high school girl, who went to camp, experienced several episodes of lip swelling, dizziness and wheezing.  She was sent to the local emergency room.  She was treated with antihistamines, epinephrine and a high dose of steroids.  She did well until the next episode. A complete allergy workup was done that included skin testing to […]