Gurdev (Dave) Judge MD, an Allergist
Board Certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Allergy Doctor, Specializing in Pediatrics and Adult

Cary Office: (919) 859-5966
North Raleigh: (919) 870-6440
Wake Forest: (919) 562-7195
Accepting New Patients

Gurdev (Dave) Judge MD, an Allergist

Board Certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Allergy Doctor, Specializing in Pediatrics and Adult
Cary Office: (919) 859-5966
North Raleigh: (919) 870-6440
Wake Forest: (919) 562-7195
Accepting New Patients
Schedule An Appointment

Dr. Judge an Allergist, was Trained at Duke University Medical Center as a Allergy Doctor
Insect Bee Sting & Fire Ant Allergy, Drug Allergy, Anaphylaxis or Severe Allergic Reaction,
Practicing in Cary, Raleigh & Wake Forest

Insect Bee Sting & Fire Ant Allergy

Experts estimate that 2 million Americans are allergic to insect stings, and many of these individuals are at risk of suffering life-threatening reactions to insect venom especially to Honey bee, Wasp, Yellow Jacket, Hornet and Fire Ants. Vaccine for these insects (Venom immunotherapy) is 98% successful, means highly effective and is a life saver in most off the venom sensitive patients. Insect stings send more than 500,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms every year, and cause at least 50 known deaths each year. This topic focuses on acute bronchitis. Both children and adults can get acute bronchitis.

 
What are symptoms of insect sting allergy?
 

The most serious reaction to an insect sting is an allergic one. This condition requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include one or more of the following:

  • Hives, itching and swelling in areas other than the sting site
  • Abdominal cramping, vomiting, intense nausea or diarrhea,
  • Tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing
  • Hoarse voice or swelling of the tongue or throat, or difficulty swallowing

An even more severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, can occur within minutes after the sting and may be life-threatening. Symptoms may include:

  • Dizziness or a sharp drop in blood pressure
  • Unconsciousness or cardiac arrest
  • People who have experienced an allergic reaction to an insect sting have a 60 percent chance of a similar or worse reaction if stung again.

Drug Allergy (antibiotics, aspirin)

 
Drug Allergies and Drug Reactions

Most of us have had trouble with one drug or another. Some drugs can cause an upset stomach or drowsiness. Some drugs can threaten our lives. Drugs put more than 2 million people into the hospital every year. Drugs cause more than 100,000 deaths every year. The number of serious drug reactions goes up every year. A drug reaction is a problem caused by a drug that you or your doctor did not expect. Any prescription or non-prescription drug can cause a problem. Reactions can occur between medications. Most drugs cause trouble by working on your body chemistry. Rarely, your immune system may react to a drug or to a chemical that your body created from that drug. This type of reaction is called a hypersensitivity reaction. Allergic drug reactions are one type of hypersensitivity reaction.

 
Drug allergy symptoms

Allergic drug reactions may cause:

  • Skin rash or hives
  • Itchy skin
  • Wheezing or other breathing problems
  • Swelling of body parts
  • Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction