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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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Current as ofFebruary 12, 2016
Current as of:
February 12, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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