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Anaphylaxis occurs in up to 5% of the United States population as a result of insect stings and at least 40 deaths occur annually from reactions to stinging insects, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
According to Graif, researchers recommend that all patients with a severe reaction to an insect sting should be hospitalized for observation for at least 24 hours.
People who suffer from allergies to foods, medications, insect stings, or natural rubber latex need to be aware of the potential for an anaphylactic reaction.
A potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, can be triggered by exposure to one or more allergens, including foods, insect stings, drugs, and latex products.
Insect stings in non- allergic people, though perhaps painful and irritating to the skin, usually do not cause serious problems.
Insect sting anaphylaxis; prospective evaluation of treatment with intravenous adrenaline and volume resuscitation.
For those in charge of outdoor youth camps and other activities where many come to play, the risk of a child dying from anaphylactic shock due to an insect sting is an unfortunate reality.
Parents: Remove the insect sting, if possible, then simply apply the patch on to the affected area and they'll feel an immediate cooling sensation, which calms the itching.
All you need to do is remove the insect sting if possible and apply the patch, the cooling effects are said to last for two hours before being removed without leaving a sticky residue on the skin.
Any factor that disrupts the skin barrier, such as insulin self-injection in diabetes patients, surgical wound, insect sting, or animal bite, might be associated with this type of infection (10,11).
Golden and his colleagues tracked down 512 people who, as children, had visited a doctor between 1978 and 1985 because they had a reaction to an insect sting.
Camp Guide to Managing Severe Allergic Reactions (Includes basic information about anaphylaxis, including food and insect sting allergy.