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6. Insect Allergies

Researchers have found that it usually takes at least one sting or bite that triggers no allergic reaction, before an insect allergy can develop. 

If an insect sting does rile up your immune system, you'll be 60 times more likely to have a noticeable allergic reaction from your second exposure.

People prone to anaphylactic response typically carry an epinephrine injection - or Epi-Pen - with them at all times. They should head to a doctor or emergency room RIGHT AFTER any use. Treatment for mild allergic reactions to bites and stings includes using a topical anti-histamine cream and an icepack.

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