Bee Sting Allergy Most people who are stung by these insects will develop a reaction at the site of the sting that will cause pain, swelling, redness and itching. A smaller percent of people -- about 10 to 15% -- also will experience larger areas of swelling.
Insect Sting Allergies Stinging insects found in the United States include honeybees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants. While not everyone is allergic to insect venom, reactions in the skin such as mild pain, swelling, and redness may occur with an insect sting.
What Everyone Needs to Know About Bee Stings Almost all available advice about stings is sensational or emphasizes allergies. Very little of that advice admits that bee stings are pretty insignificant most of the time, causing little more than some excitement and temporary minor pain, or that some people actually seek out bee stings for their beneficial effects.
Insect Sting Allergies - Mayo Clinic Most of us find insect stings annoying, but for some people they are life-threatening. Oasis interviewed James T. Li, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in allergies, asthma and immunology, for advice about dealing with severe allergies to honeybees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and other stinging insects.
Insect Stings Allergies There are many stinging insects found in Australia and a surprising number of Australians are allergic to their stings. The most common allergic reactions occur with stings from bees, wasps and ants. The degree of allergy varies widely, however, most people are not considered 'allergic' to insect bites, experiencing only mild symptoms such as local itching and minor swelling.