Take back the outdoors with treatment for bee sting allergy in Valencia CA.
Are you afraid to enjoy the outdoors because of your bee sting allergy in Valencia CA? You don’t have to be. Come to Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Medical Group and our caring allergists will help you learn to manage your bee sting allergy so you can enjoy outdoor activities without fear.
Symptoms of Bee Sting Allergy in Valencia CA
If you get stung by a bee, you will no doubt have some degree of pain and swelling. So how you do you tell if you are truly allergic to bees or just having a normal reaction? For a start, check for the following possible symptoms of a bee sting allergy in Valencia CA:
- Itching or hives beyond the site of the sting
- Swelling of the throat or tongue
- Difficulty breathing
- Stomach cramps
- Nausea or diarrhea
- Loss of consciousness
If you have any suspicion at all that you have had more than a normal reaction to bee venom, we encourage you to have an allergy skin test to confirm your bee sting allergy. We only use testing methods that have been approved by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology so you know the process will be safe.
Treating Bee Sting Allergy
Some studies have shown that the severity of your reaction to a bee sting can increase by up to 60 percent each time you get stung. This makes it extremely important to get professional help managing bee sting allergy in Valencia CA. The caring allergists at Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Medical Group can help you create a treatment plan incorporating the following 3 options.
- Avoid: The first option to managing bee sting allergy is simply to avoid bees. We’ll help you learn how to identify bees and stinging insects, where to look out for them, and how to minimize your risk of a sting.
- Prepare: While honeybees and bumblebees won’t sting unless provoked, Africanized bees can be more aggressive. So you should still learn what to do in the event of a sting, even if you will be adopting a careful bee avoidance strategy. We recommend wearing a medical alert bracelet that can alert others to your needs and getting an epinephrine kit that can be used in case of anaphylactic shock.
- Prevent: Immunotherapy is an incredibly effective option for individuals who want to reduce their sensitivity to bee venom and prevent severe reactions. After completing 3 to 5 years of bee sting allergy shots, many patients successfully reduce their risk of a future allergic episode from 60 percent to as little as 5 percent.
Ready to Learn More?
To learn more about how our allergists can help you with bee sting allergy in Valencia CA, please contact us at 805-658-9500. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you.