It is important that you avoid contact with insects to which you know you are allergic, but that’s not always possible. No one sets out to mow through a wasp’s nest or to put their foot in an anthill. You can be stung or bitten at any time, and the consequences can be dangerous. Our expert allergists will help you learn how to manage and treat your allergy so that you can stay safe and symptom-free no matter the circumstances you find yourself in. If your allergy is severe, you may need to carry an epinephrine pen to treat anaphylaxis.
Immunotherapy may be used in the treatment of some insect allergies. With this treatment, our expert providers give a small dose of the allergen to help your body become less sensitive to it. Over time, larger doses are administered. The goal is to reduce your body’s reaction so that any future insect bites or stings do not result in painful or life-threatening allergic reactions. This therapy is strictly monitored in the controlled environment of our office, where our doctors and medical professionals can immediately intervene where necessary.
Do not make your next walk in the woods or trip to the pool a potential landmine. Let the allergists at San Tan Allergy and Asthma help you discover the insect allergies you have and develop a course of treatment so that you can live free of symptoms or fear of insect encounters. Call us today to schedule an appointment for insect allergy testing.