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I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

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Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probably normal: Allergic reactions to insects most commonly occur with stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants. Local reactions to other insects are generally not allergic. Allergic reactions usually cause symptoms away from the bite. So, bitten on the toe and toe swells= not allergic. Bitten on the toe and lip swells= allergic.
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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