Most allergic reactions to insect stings are caused by just a few types of closely related stinging insects. In the United States, the stinging insects that most commonly cause allergies include:
The types of stinging insects around you depend on where you live, the time of year, and the local climate. Most people are stung while outdoors in the late summer and early fall, when the populations of these stinging insects are highest.
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
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