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Does a yellow jacket allergy mean an allergy to all types of wasps?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not necessarily

Yellow jackets are more closely related to the white faced and yellow faced hornets.
However there is significant cross reactivity between yellow jackets and wasps and it takes sophisticated tested to determine whether this is clinically relevant.

In brief: Not necessarily

Yellow jackets are more closely related to the white faced and yellow faced hornets.
However there is significant cross reactivity between yellow jackets and wasps and it takes sophisticated tested to determine whether this is clinically relevant.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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In brief: Very likely so

While one of our allergists on healthtap could probably answer this better i would say that you are at risk for allergy to other similar insects.
Be careful. Consider an epi pen but i would definitely discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Very likely so

While one of our allergists on healthtap could probably answer this better i would say that you are at risk for allergy to other similar insects.
Be careful. Consider an epi pen but i would definitely discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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