1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email
Allergy to Stinging/Biting Insects

Nearly everyone has experienced an insect bite or sting at some point in their lives. Most of the time, these stings and bites lead to mild pain or itching right where they occurred. Sometimes, however, people can experience more severe reactions that could be caused by an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. Allergic reactions most commonly occur with bites or stings from these insects.

Insect Allergy

Summer Allergies

Summer is a time for being outdoors with friends and family. Many people go camping, picnic at the beach, or barbeque in the backyard. But along with these outdoor activities comes the possibility of outdoor allergies. Allergies to summer pollens, stinging and biting insects, hidden food ingredients, and smoke from campfires and barbeques can ruin an otherwise perfect activity for some people.

Allergies Spotlight10

Boiled Peanuts May Be the Key to Curing Peanut Allergies

Learn how eating boiled peanuts might lead to a cure for peanut allergy.

Scorpion Allergy

Scorpion stings typically cause moderate to severe pain, and can cause neurotoxic symptoms such as tingling and numbness. However, scorpion stings can also cause allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in certain people. Those people with a history of allergic reactions to fire ant stings appear to be at increased risk for allergic reactions to scorpion stings.

Food Allergies and Medications

If you have a food allergy, find out what medications you might want to avoid.

Food Allergies and Vaccines

If you or your child is allergic to foods, find out if there are any vaccines that you should be avoiding.

How Electronic Cigarettes Could Affect Allergies and Asthma

Learn about e-cigarettes, and whether these devices are safe for people with allergies and asthma.

Yoga for the Treatment of Asthma

Find out if yoga is helpful for the treatment of asthma.

Dietary Habits During Pregnancy and the Development of Childhood Allergies

Find out if a woman's diet during pregnancy can influence the development of allergies in her child.

Nasal Air Filters for the Prevention of Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms

Nasal air filters for the prevention and treatment of allergic rhinitis symptoms.

Time for Summer Allergy Season!

Once Memorial Day Weekend has past, it seems as is summer is already in full swing. Summertime is all about spending time outdoors. Many people go camping,

It's the Day After Memorial Day Weekend: Having an Alcohol Allergy?

If you're reading this blog, there's a good chance that you had a good time this weekend. Maybe a really good time. But you're probably not having that great of

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.