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are severe stinging insect allergies more common in younger or older people? if so why? what are the short and long term effects of having a

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No age: People of all ages can develop life threatening stinging insect allergies. You need to have an Epinephrine auto injector on you all the time and it is best to get venom desensitization as it may take care of the problem indefinitely, it has a high success rate. There is a rate of allergic reaction from it, but you are in safe hands with an experienced allergist.

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