Posted on June 22, 2011 with No Comments
USA Today reported on the unfortunate differences for people who encounter stinging insects that are allergic, versus those who aren’t. The pain of a wasp or other stinging insect bite may linger, but not all people are fortunate enough to walk away from the incident alive.
Eliminating the possibility of running into stinging insects, and considering allergy shots are the top two preventative measures the article suggests.
Research suggests that allergy shots work the way a vaccine does, and that the increased immunity to the allergen will decrease the patients’ likelihood of severe allergic reactions when coming in contact with the stinging insects.
Avoiding stinging insects altogether is not always feasible, especially if you enjoy being outdoors. However, knowing your surroundings and detecting any major infestations of stinging insects in your yard may help decrease your likelihood of encountering these [occasionally] dangerous pests.
Over a half million people are rushed to the hospital each year for stinging insect bites, and around 50 of those people will die.