A 42-year-old member asked:
does a yellow jacket allergy mean an allergy to all types of wasps?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Donald Shenenberger answered
25 years experience Dermatology
Very likely so: While one of our allergists on healthtap could probably answer this better i would say that you are at risk for allergy to other similar insects. Be careful. Consider an epi pen but i would definitely discuss this with your doctor.
Answered on Sep 6, 2019
Dr. Andrew Murphy answered
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: Yellow jackets are more closely related to the white faced and yellow faced hornets. However there is significant cross reactivity between yellow jackets and wasps and it takes sophisticated tested to determine whether this is clinically relevant.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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