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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Insect Venom Panel (Overview)

The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is any indication to test.


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What is the definition or description of: insect venom panel?

What is the definition or description of: insect venom panel?

Flying insects: The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is any indication to test. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
12 doctors shared insights

Insect Venom Panel (Overview)

The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is any indication to test.


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Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?

Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?

How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check with an allergist/immunologist, might need desensitization according to clinical judgement after history and examination. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
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Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
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Can you explain if it's possible to squeeze or suck the venom out of a bug bite?

Can you explain if it's possible to squeeze or suck the venom out of a bug bite?

Bug Bite Treatment: This is not a practical or wise method. In addition to not providing any benefit, saliva from your or someone else's mouth can cause an infection not related to the bug bite. ...Read more

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Have insect looking bites that don't itch and appear to be getting darker in color should I be concerned?

Have insect looking bites that don't itch and appear to be getting darker in color should I be concerned?

Send us a picture: Hard to give advise without seeing the area your concerned about. You can upload a picture of the involved area at http://mgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL web address You can write to us again with the URL listed in your question; will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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How can I remove spots caused by insects?

How  can I remove spots caused by insects?

Insect Bites: Insect bite treatment: an ice pack or cool compress, a meat tenderizer solution, which can be made by mixing one part meat tenderizer and 4 parts of water. This is especially helpful for painful stings from bee, wasp or ant. For best effect, soak a cotton ball in the meat tenderizer solution and use it to rub the area of the bite for 15-20 minutes. A baking soda paste, topical steroids effective. ...Read more

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I wish to know how do you treat insect bites?

I wish to know how do you treat insect bites?

Many ways: If you do nothing, they go away, but itch in the meantime. To control the itch, there are many over the counter itch creams are available including Hydrocortisone (which i don't think works very well) and non-steroid containing medicated creams like gold bond lotion (which i personally like much better). There is also benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which works nicely taken orally, but may cause sedation. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you got bit by a spider or insect?

How do you tell if you got bit by a spider or insect?

You really can't: Some insect and spider bites have a characteristic appearance, though generally you really can't tell what bit you unless you have the critter or the carcass in hand. The majority of insect bites do not need treatment unless from a poisonous species, or unless you have compromised health. If excessively large or swollen or infected, give you md a call. If you live in a lyme diseas area do see md. ...Read more

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What can a person do to remove venom from snake bites?

What can a person do to remove venom from snake bites?

Nothing: Once a venomous snake has bitten, the venom gets into the system so quickly that no methods known can remove sufficient amounts. The only treatment is Antivenin at a medical facility! ...Read more

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Can you have a reaction to different types of insect bites? How?

Can you have a reaction to different types of insect bites? How?

Yes.: Different insects have different substances in their saliva that cause different skin reactions. In addition, those saliva components can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals, but not in those who are not susceptible. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have lots of insect bites? What is the best way to treat them its getting darker.

Insect bites: It sounds like you have post-inflammatory changes where your bites were. That should fade, but it can take even months in some cases. ...Read more

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Insect bite wont heal why?

That bites.: Depending on the critter, a cytotoxic protein may have been deposited in to the wound. These chemicals can certainly inhibit healing. Some are unstable when heat is applied. A wound that won't heal can certainly lead to potential problems. If this continues, have the bite evaluated. ...Read more

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Which insect cause dysentery?

Which insect cause dysentery?

No direct cause: There's no insect that directly causes dysentery. Dysentery is caused by certain bacteria or parasites that get ingested, usually in food. However, it's possible that flies could transfer those parasites from infected stool to food. ...Read more

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How can I avoid insect stings?

How can I avoid insect stings?

Clothing, repellants: Long-sleeved clothing, shoes, hats to cover where you can when weather permitting. Bug-repellant sprays may also help. Minimize outdoor time during dusk/dawn hours. Clear your yard of excessive shrubs/trees, storage places, cut-woods, stagnant water etc... These measures should help reducing the chance of getting bugged! good luck. ...Read more

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Can insect bite eat away flesh?

Can insect bite eat away flesh?

Depends on bite: There are some insect bites that can cause necrosis (basically death of flesh). The most common example is the brown recluse spider. ...Read more

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What can I do for an insect bite?

It will heal.: My father used to say, "bite it back!" which wasn't particularly helpful. If it's only one bite, leave it alone, it will heal. If it gets red and sore, it might be getting infected; see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for an insect bite?

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Clean it: For general insect bites, all you should do is to make sure the area is clean. If it is a documented spider bite or something else with significant venom, you may need to seek medical care. ...Read more

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Healing of scratched insect bites?

Healing of scratched insect bites?

Hygine: Keep clean and apply some neosporin to the bites and no picking or scratching them. If they get red, tender, hot to the touch, or oozing see your doctor as they may be infected. ...Read more