Stinging insects such as bees, hornets, wasps, and fire ants produce venoms that many people are allergic to. Research shows that people who are allergic to these insects get stung more often than the general population. We don’t know why this happens, but it definitely reminds us of the importance of getting tested, knowing your allergen, and having life-saving treatment available if necessary. Desensitization with allergy shots is available for stinging insects. This therapy is potentially life saving and is highly recommended for anyone with an insect venom allergy. If you are allergic to stinging insects, give us a call and set up an appointment today.