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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:53 am 
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At-Risk People Should Arm Themselves With Knowledge, Epinephrine, Allergy Groups Say


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The statement says people who have a history of serious adverse reactions to insect stings should:

Educate themselves about bees and other stinging insects so that they can avoid them.
Carry epinephrine at all times for emergency self-treatment and receive instructions on how to properly use the medication. Consider a prescription for an additional injector because some people with anaphylaxis may need more than one epinephrine injection.
Undergo testing for specific antibodies to stinging insects.
Be considered for immunotherapy (allergy shots) if test results for the antibodies are positive.

Consider carrying medical identification (like a bracelet or pendant) stating their insect sting allergy.



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The practice guidelines also advise that people be aware of where stinging insects might be found to avoid getting stung.


http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and- ... -reactions

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