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Do you suffer from stinging insect allergy? Plainfield, IL residents deal with several types of stinging insects that can cause severe allergic reactions, such as bees, hornets and wasps. If you or a family member suffers from insect allergies, don’t hesitate to contact Oak Brook Allergists

The Dangers of Insect Stings

When you are stung by an insect such as a bee, wasp, hornet or yellow jacket, these insects inject venom into your body. For most people, an insect sting only causes redness, swelling and itching.

However, for patients with allergies to these insects, the venom can cause severe life-threatening reactions. An allergic reaction to an insect sting can involve your whole body and can start very rapidly after you are stung. Possible symptoms include:

 • Dizziness

 • Nausea
 • Weakness

 • Stomach cramps


A more severe reaction can cause shortness of breath, drop in blood pressure and even death if emergency treatment is not obtained. For testing to see if you have bee sting allergic reactions in Oak Brook, IL, contact Oak Brook Allergists.



 • Diarrhea

 • Hives
 • Itching

 • Wheezing



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Major allergic reactions to stinging insects occur in roughly 3 percent of adults and 1 percent of children. A board certified allergist at Oak Brook Allergists will work with you on how to avoid being stung in the first place and will provide you with an emergency adrenaline kit which can save your life in the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction. People who have had an allergic reaction to a bee sting can be desensitized to the venom with allergy shots. Allergy shots for these stinging insects are incredibly successful and can be lifesaving.

Contact the medical team at Oak Brook Allergists today. With six locations in the Chicagoland area, including Oak Brook, Naperville, Plainfield, Darien and Wheaton, our team can help you wherever you may live. Schedule your visit to one of our convenient locations today.