Insect sting

Stings from large stinging insects such as bees, hornets, yellow jackets and wasps can trigger allergic reactions varying greatly in severity. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. In selected cases, allergy injection therapy is highly effective.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Insect sting allergy — is the term commonly given to the allergic response of an animal in response to the bite or sting of an insect. Typically, insects which generate allergic responses are either stinging insects (wasps, bees, hornets and ants) or biting insects… …   Wikipedia

  • sting´ing|ly — sting «stihng», verb, stung or (Archaic) stang, sting|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to pierce or wound with a sharp pointed organ (often) bearing a poisonous fluid: »If a honeybee stings you, remove the stinger. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sting — ► NOUN 1) a small sharp pointed organ of an insect, capable of inflicting a painful wound by injecting poison. 2) any of a number of minute hairs on certain plants, causing inflammation if touched. 3) a wound from a sting. 4) a sharp tingling… …   English terms dictionary

  • sting|er — sting|er1 «STIHNG uhr», noun. 1. the part of an insect or animal that stings. 2. anything that stings: »Keep away from yellow jackets; they are stingers. 3. Informal, Figurative. a stinging blow, remark, or the like. sting|er2 «STIHNG uhr», noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • insect bite — sting of an insect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sting — sting1 [stıŋ] v past tense and past participle stung [stʌŋ] [: Old English; Origin: stingan] 1.) [I and T] if an insect or a plant stings you, it makes a very small hole in your skin and you feel a sharp pain because of a poisonous substance ▪ He …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sting — 1 verb past tense and past participle stung, 1 (I, T) if an insect or a plant stings you, it causes a sharp pain and that part of your body swells: Henry was stung by a bee at the picnic. 2 (I, T) to hurt or to make something hurt with a sudden… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sting — I UK [stɪŋ] / US verb Word forms sting : present tense I/you/we/they sting he/she/it stings present participle stinging past tense stung UK [stʌŋ] / US past participle stung * 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if an insect or an animal stings you,… …   English dictionary

  • Insect repellent — Mosquito on a bottle of herbal mosquito repellent. An insect repellent is a substance applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces which discourages insects (and arthropods in general) from landing or climbing on that surface. There are also… …   Wikipedia

  • Insect bites and stings — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D007299Insect bites and stings occur when an insect is agitated and seeks to defend itself through its… …   Wikipedia

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