Know The Warning Signs Of A Potential Bee Sting Allergy
If you're like most parents, you may be worried about your child developing an allergy to bee stings, especially during the summer months. However, there's little cause for fear according to the experts at Westchester Medical Center, as dangerous reactions to bee stings are present in only a small percentage of the population.
“Anaphylaxis to bee stings is much less common than people think — between .15 percent and .8 percent of children in the U.S are affected," said Dr. Subhadra Siegel, assistant professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College. "It is much more common for children to have a large local reaction, which is not typically life threatening.”
NYMC Faculty: Subhadra A. Siegel, M.D., M.A., assistant professor of pediatrics