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Can kissing a recently stung person cause a wasp allergy?

Can kissing a recently stung person cause a wasp allergy?

No: The wasp allergy occurs in the person who was stung after venom is released into their body. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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Does a yellow jacket allergy mean a wasp allergy?

Does a yellow jacket allergy mean a wasp allergy?

Hornet allergy: Yellow jackets are actually hornets. Hornets are close relatives of wasps. Many, if not most, persons allergic to yellow jackets are also allergic to wasps because their venoms have many proteins and allergens in common. Many allergists when making a diagnosis of yellow jacket allergy will treat the patient with injections consisting of yellow jacket, yellow hornet and wasp venoms. ...Read more

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Possible wasp allergy. How do you know if only stung once?

Symptoms?: It is important to identify the symptoms, whether they were simply local (redness, swelling at the sting site), or systemic (hives, anapylaxis). An allergist can test you to confirm this, and can tell you the chances of having a systemic rection in the future. If originally local, about 5% chance. If systemic, then about 60% chance. ...Read more

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Possible wasp allergy. How do you know if only stung once?

Symptoms?: It is important to identify the symptoms, whether they were simply local (redness, swelling at the sting site), or systemic (hives, anapylaxis). An allergist can test you to confirm this, and can tell you the chances of having a systemic rection in the future. If originally local, about 5% chance. If systemic, then about 60% chance. ...Read more

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Can kissing a recently stung person cause a wasp allergy?

No: The wasp allergy occurs in the person who was stung after venom is released into their body. ...Read more

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Would kissing a recently stung person trigger a wasp allergy?

Would kissing a recently stung person trigger a wasp allergy?

Agree with Dr. Gels.: Venom from sting would not be transmitted from one person to another. ...Read more

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Does a yellow jacket allergy mean a wasp allergy?

Hornet allergy: Yellow jackets are actually hornets. Hornets are close relatives of wasps. Many, if not most, persons allergic to yellow jackets are also allergic to wasps because their venoms have many proteins and allergens in common. Many allergists when making a diagnosis of yellow jacket allergy will treat the patient with injections consisting of yellow jacket, yellow hornet and wasp venoms. ...Read more

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Possible bee, wasp allergy. Should I use epipen (epinephrine) if they bite me?

Possible bee, wasp allergy. Should I use epipen (epinephrine) if they bite me?

If you have had: Significant allergic reactions - then an Epipen (epinephrine) can be life saving. Have you been medically workep up for this? Was the epi-pen prescribed for you? Is the Epipen (epinephrine) within date (not expired)? Do you know how to use an epipen (epinephrine)? In the middle of an anaphlactic reaction is not the time to try to figure it out. ...Read more

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Reaction to bees once before. So can people develop wasp allergies at a later time?

Reaction to bees once before. So can people develop wasp allergies at a later time?

Yes: But bee and wasp venom is different so because you reacted to one does not mean you will react to the other. You can however develop allergies to wasps, just like any other individual. ...Read more