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Insect Stings

Some people are allergic to the venom from the bites of certain insects. This allergy can be severe and result in anaphylaxis, which is a medical emergency.

Five types of insects cause most sting reactions in the United States:

  • Yellow jackets
  • Honeybees
  • Paper wasps
  • Hornets
  • Fire ants

Contact Information

Allergy and Inflammation - Research
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Life Science, 9th floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-723-4110
617-735-4115