All these symptoms can be triggered by:
Allergies can also lead to complications like:
Allergic Conjunctivitis symptoms include:
Allergic Rhinitis symptoms include:
Allergic symptoms can be seasonal, perennial or both. Seek treatment today for your:
Treatments of allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis include:
Dr. Davé has many years of experience diagnosing & treating insect allergies.
At Allergy and Asthma Care, we provide testing for stinging insect allergy and if needed, we provide effective venom desensitization immunotherapy that can prevent future allergic sting reactions in more than 97% of treated patients. Since venom immunotherapy is effective in almost all patients treated for stinging insect allergy, it is the closest thing to a “cure” and is highly recommended.
With venom immunotherapy, injections are given with small amounts of venom and over time, the amount is slowly increased to help your immune system build a tolerance to the venom proteins. The frequency of injections during the build-up phase is usually once or twice a week. Injections are given less frequently (every two or four weeks) once a patient reaches maintenance.
Having good prevention habits will help you avoid dangerous situations
- Remain calm and quiet when you encounter any flying insects and move slowly away. Insects are attracted to trash containers and the smell of foods. Be careful when cooking, eating or drinking sweet drinks like sodas or juice outdoors.
If you have been diagnosed with stinging insect allergy, avoid outdoor activities alone. If you are stung, you may require assistance. You should carry self-injectable epinephrine and should become proficient in self administration in case of an emergency. If you use the epinephrine, you must still have someone take you to an emergency room immediately.
Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction to an insect sting:
Allergy immunotherapy does have some minor, uncommon risk factors
The most common and not serious reactions are itchy, red bumps at the injection sites. Although rare, serious reactions can occur, and therefore allergy shots must be given under medical supervision at a physician’s office or hospitals.
The benefits of allergy immunotherapy far outweigh the extremely small risk of a serious reaction. We recommend that all patients wait for 30 minutes after getting their allergy shots.
Allergy immunotherapy is recommended for persons who:
Allergy shots have been given to build natural resistance for over 100 years
Allergy immunotherapy (Allergy Shots) is a desensitization therapy where your immune system builds natural resistance to dust, dust mites, mold spores, animal dander, pollens and insect venom.
Allergy immunotherapy does not contain any medications, and it changes the immune system and prevents new allergies and asthma. Research has shown that allergy immunotherapy reduces costs for health care, prescription medications, office visits and hospitalization.
With allergy immunotherapy, fewer medicines may be needed over time. Allergy immunotherapy is also effective in the treatment of allergic asthma and might benefit some patients with eczema, atopic dermatitis and hives in cases where these conditions are associated with allergies.
Currently, allergy immunotherapy through allergy shots is available. This consists of a series of injections at increasing doses to build up to a maintenance dose. The maintenance dose is then continued every 3-4 weeks for a period of three to five years. Sublingual immunotherapy (under the tongue) is available for grass and ragweed pollens.
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