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Insect Allergy

Insect Bite Allergy Treatment in Webster TX

Insect allergy symptoms include stomach pain, vomiting, bloating, swelling of the lips, or shortness of breath. Visit our clinic today. Allergy and You in Webster, TX provides the most effective and complete therapy for bug bites. Dr. Niraj Choudhary, M.D., and his team of medical associates will work with you to alleviate the pain and swelling caused by these bites. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Suite C Webster TX 77598. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online.

Insect Bite Allergy Treatment Near Me in Webster TX
Insect Bite Allergy Treatment Near Me in Webster TX

Table of Contents:

What are the signs of an allergic reaction to insects?
How do you know if you are allergic to insects?
How do I know if I have hives or bug bites?
When should you see a doctor for an insect bite?

Insect allergies are allergic reactions caused by contact with an insect, such as a wasp or bee, and most often occur when a person is bitten or stung. Insect allergies are sometimes mild and may cause symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. However, some people have serious, life-threatening reactions to insect stings or bites and can experience anaphylactic shock, which must be treated in an emergency room. Fortunately, insect allergy treatment specialists are well-versed in a variety of treatments that can effectively ameliorate insect allergies.

What are the signs of an allergic reaction to insects?


If a person has an insect allergy, they may have a reaction to insect saliva, which contains chemicals that can cause a reaction. The chemicals in insect saliva are different from the chemicals in human saliva and can cause uncomfortable symptoms when in contact with the skin or when injected into the body (such as with mosquitos). Common signs of insect allergic reactions include:

• Hives
• Skin flushing
• Itching
• Nausea
• Diarrhea
• Dizziness
• Stomach cramps
• Weakness
• Wheezing
• Shortness of breath
• The sharp drop in blood pressure

In severe cases, insect bites or stings can cause anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening situation that must be treated in an emergency room.

How do you know if you are allergic to insects?


Insects can cause mild to severe allergic reactions; developing any of these symptoms is a sign that an allergy to insects exists. People may be able to recognize the signs of an allergic reaction from an insect sting or bite, which indicates they have an allergy, but the only way to be sure that an insect allergy exists is by receiving a professional diagnosis from an allergy specialist.

How do I know if I have hives or bug bites?


Hives and bug bites share a similar appearance, which is why they are often confused. However, there are certain signs and symptoms to look for that can help when trying to differentiate between the two. These include:

Size — Bug bites are typically consistent in size, often no larger than a pencil eraser; hives, on the other hand, are varying sizes and can be as big as a quarter or as small as a pimple.
Color — Bug bites are typically red, and the surrounding skin may appear lighter than normal; hives range in color from pale to dark red, but can even appear the same color as a person’s skin.
Shape — Hives and bug bites are typically raised from the skin, then flatten out as they heal. Bug bites, such as mosquito bites, often appear round or circular, with edges that are quite even. Hives can be of varying shapes, with uneven edges. 
Location — Bugs typically bite an area of the skin that is not covered, such as the arms, legs, or neck, whereas hives can appear anywhere on the body.

When should you see a doctor for an insect bite?


In most cases, insect bites are minor and are typically no more serious than a nuisance, but in some cases, they can lead to much more severe complications that require immediate medical attention. See a doctor when these symptoms occur:

• Abdominal cramping, vomiting, or diarrhea
• Tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing
• Hives, itching, or swelling in areas other than where the bite occurred
• Swelling of the tongue or throat
• Difficulty swallowing or breathing
 
If you are allergic to insects, the professionals at Allergy And You can help you find relief. Contact us today or book an appointment with our insect allergy treatment doctor, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Boulevard, Webster, TX 77598. We serve patients from Webster TX, Bacliff TX, Dickinson TX, Seabrook TX, League City TX, and Clear Lake City TX. We look forward to serving you!