Insect stings on the increase

Insect sting allergy on the increase

David Golden, MD, one of the world’s top allergy specialists in insect venom allergy, has recently written a paper for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) which argues that insect venom allergy is definitely on the increase affecting around 5% of Americans.

We are not here just talking about local reactions but rather the more dangerous systemic reactions which can of course lead to death – and he argues that it is important that it is treated before the next reaction.  The treatment is venom immunotherapy, detailed elsewhere on my website, and we strongly concur with David Golden in this area.

So, if you have ever had a bad systemic reaction to a wasp or bee sting, then go and see your doctor because there is an effective treatment and, if you are a UK citizen, it is absolutely free on the NHS!

Author; David I Glaser