What are the most common bug allergies?It is important to be aware of the most common bug allergies out there. While everyone gets itchy after an ant or mosquito bite, a severe insect allergy can be life threatening. It is hard to predict insect allergies, but here are some of the most common insects that people have allergic reactions to:
- Yellow Jackets
- Fire Ants
How do you define severe allergy?A severe insect allergy is more than just pain and redness. A severe insect allergy can be as dire as food allergies and requires emergency medical attention. Look for these symptoms to know if you or your loved one is experiencing a severe insect allergy and needs emergency help:
- Sudden, persistent swelling
- Swelling of the tongue or throat, restricting respiratory function
- Nausea and vomiting
- Anaphylaxis—the life-threatening condition that can cause someone to pass out or swell up and have trouble breathing in a violent, sudden way. This symptom requires immediate emergency attention.
When is a bug-bite an emergency?Most of the time, insect bites only result in mild, localized reactions—like itchiness, a slight sting, and skin irritation. These symptoms are not considered emergent and can often be treated with over-the-counter medication. But, if you or your loved one has persistent, worsening symptoms like those listed above, you might be experiencing a severe allergy. Severe allergies can escalate quickly, and if you start developing hives after getting stung by a bee, you need to see a doctor. These situations are considered emergent, and in cases like these, Grand Parkway Emergency Center is available 24/7 to help you treat your severe allergy emergencies.
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