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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wasp allergy: Wasp allergy. An allergic reaction in response to being stung by a wasp (Hymenoptera). Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms?: It is important to identify the symptoms, whether they were simply local (redness, swelling at the sting site), or systemic (hives, anapylaxis). An a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: The wasp allergy occurs in the person who was stung after venom is released into their body.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Kiss kiss: Nope, not a problem at all.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hornet allergy: Yellow jackets are actually hornets. Hornets are close relatives of wasps. Many, if not most, persons allergic to yellow jackets are also allergic to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: If you have a severe allergic reaction, you should carry an epi pen when you are outdoors.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But bee and wasp venom is different so because you reacted to one does not mean you will react to the other. You can however develop allergies to was ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: I have seen new venom allergies in all ages. It often has to do with exposure to the stinging insect and development of antibodies that cause the rea ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Each time you are stung it could increase your sensitivity.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: You can become more sensitive after each time you are stung.

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