According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, insect sting allergies from hornets, yellow jackets, paper wasps, fire ants, and honey bees affect up to 5% of the U.S. population. Protect yourself and your family by learning to identify, treat and prevent life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in 2014 Venom Allergy 101, an hour-long webinar featuring David Lang, MD, board-certified allergist at the Cleveland Clinic.
Follow Dr. Lang’s PowerPoint presentation: Venom Allergies 101.
“Even if you’ve had mild allergic reactions to insect stings in the past, there is always the chance that future reactions can progress into more severe and possibly fatal anaphylactic reactions. It’s critical that people recognize an anaphylactic reaction and use the proper medicine, epinephrine, to treat it. We are pleased that this webinar is available to the public and encourage people in our community to watch it,” says Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, MD, board-certified allergist and Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer from San Antonio, TX.