About Allergies

Insect Stings

Quick Facts

  • An allergic reaction to an insect sting can be life-threatening.
  • Insect allergy can develop at any age in life.
  • If you have been diagnosed with an insect allergy, always carry your auto-injector.

Be Allergy-Aware

  • Hire a professional to remove insect hives and nests near your home.
  • Avoid perfumes or shampoos with a fruity or floral scent.
  • Check inside beverage can or glass before drinking when outdoors.
  • Cover food containers and trash cans tightly.
  • Wear shoes when walking outside.
  • Keep your windows closed when driving.
  • Carry your auto-injector at all times and wear medical identification jewelry (such as a MedicAlert® bracelet).