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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:15 am 
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Three out of four mums wouldn't know what to do if their child suffers a severe allergic reaction to a wasp sting


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Findings reveal that three quarters (76 per cent) of mums wouldn't know how to treat anaphylactic shock if their child experienced it, while over two thirds (66 per cent) worry about the threat posed by wasps during the warm summer months.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... z1TIrTyDYi

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:32 pm 
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Thanks for posting that.
I like that in the comments someone mentioned that just because they didn't react the first time doesn't mean they ever will. I knew an older fellow that had been stung numerous times over the years and never reacted and then......one day......so ya never know.

Also, this is quite interesting as well
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The trick is to avoid staying in areas where wasps may cluster such as around ice cream vans or rubbish bins in picnic areas.

'Wasps do get more aggressive towards the end of the summer as there are no developing larvae for them to feed and they tend to seek out just carbohydrates. It makes sense to encourage your children to be extra vigilant when eating carb-packed snacks around this time.'
good idea to check that garbage is properly looked after so as not to attract especially in fall.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:20 pm 
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Do sting reactions present themselves similarly to food allergy reactions? Hives, swelling, airway troubles, etc.? (I always thought they would, but now I'm curious.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:00 am 
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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 000033.htm

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The nonemergency symptoms vary according to the type of insect and the individual. Most people have localized pain, redness, swelling, or itching. You may also feel burning, numbness, or tingling.


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Severe reactions can affect the whole body and may occur very quickly, often within minutes. These severe reactions can be rapidly fatal if untreated. Call 911 if you are with someone who has chest pain, face or mouth swelling, difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing, or goes into shock.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:11 am 
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There are various kinds of wasps or stinging insects as well. I had skin prick testing for 5 kinds and my reactions had a huge range - I find most people think that they would react the same to any kind of 'bee'.

I always close my mouth when wasps are near... :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Here's a useful AL article on the topic:

http://allergicliving.com/index.php/201 ... allergies/

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The point at which a person becomes at risk of having a life-threatening reaction is different for kids and adults.

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