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Can hornet/insect bites cause temporary allergies? Can any docs explain?

Can hornet/insect bites cause temporary allergies? Can any docs explain?

Depends whatyou mean: Hornet/insect bites can cause itching, hives, localized swelling all the way up to systemic reactions (anaphylaxis). If you mean can they cause nose or eye symptoms this would be indicative of a more systemic reaction (wheezing, swelling etc.). Any suspected systemic reaction should be treated immediately with Epinephrine followed by calling 911. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Maybe I have an allergy to insect bites? Red, raised.

Maybe I have an allergy to insect bites? Red, raised.

Depends: Almost all people react to insect bites where the body creates a "local inflammatory response" which includes redness, swelling, warmth and itch at the bite site. Some people react more vigorously than others but that does not mean that you are allergic. There are other factors that need to be considered for an allergic reaction like breathing problems, facial swelling, vomiting/nausea, etc. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

See below: All insect bites can cause local reactions which include redness, swelling, warmth and itch and this is normal bit sometimes, a person can have what is called a "large local reaction" which is a very vigorous version of the local reaction but is not necessarily an "allergic reaction". Some people can be very allergic to bee stings which can cause anaphylaxis. As for other bites, it is possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how you prevent and reduce allergy from insect bites?

Can you tell me how you prevent and reduce allergy from insect bites?

Insect repellent: Use an insect repellent to avoid the bites. Avoid being outside without protection in the early morning or evening hours. Cover your arms and legs with clothing when outside. Don't have standing water around your house. Use Hydrocortisone cream on the bites 2-3 times a day and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with itching and swelling. ...Read more

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I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more

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Both my partner and i have hard lumps mainly under armpits .insect bites from camping 7days ago.more appearing. very sore.taking allergy relief?

Both my partner and i have hard lumps mainly under armpits .insect bites from camping 7days ago.more appearing. very sore.taking allergy relief?

Infection>: I am not concerned about the bites being infected when they become sore. Allergy pill would not work. See your doctor to find out if an antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Yes: Cat allergy seems to be particularly potent for triggering asthma symptoms in patients with cat allergy + asthma. ...Read more

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Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Yes: Allergies and asthma can cause you to cough violently, sneeze frequently or use your chest muscles to try to breathe more deeply. Any of these can cause aches, strains, etc. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Seasonal allergies: Allergies can affect various target organs, the nose as well as the lungs.So yes he can develop asthma later on in life. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more