Insect Bite and Sting Allergy

Insect bite and sting allergy reactions vary from person to person. An allergic reaction is the most serious of reactions and requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing or swallowing, hives, itching, swelling, wheezing, and rapid pulse.

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Insect Bites and Stings Allergy Program

The Insect Bites and Stings Allergy Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides diagnoses and treatment plans for a range of allergies to insect bites and stings.
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Doctors + Care Team

John L. Ohman, Jr., MD

John L. Ohman, Jr., MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Allergy; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5333
Fax #: 617-636-4843

Asthma, hay fever, chronic sinusitis, food allergy, adverse drug reactions, insect sting allergy, occupational allergy/ respiratory disease, atopic eczema, hives/urticaria, adult immunodeficiency, skin testing, pulmonary function testing, allergen challenge

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John Leung, MD

John Leung, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Center for Food Related Diseases at Tufts Medical Center; Co-Director, Food Allergy Center at Tufts Children's Hospital; Allergist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pediatric Allergy, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883 (Gastroenterology)
Fax #: 617-636-9292

Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergy), anaphylaxis, angioedema, asthma, celiac disease, chronic urticarial (hives), drug allergies, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis/eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, food allergy (e.g. peanuts, cow milk, soy, etc.), food intolerance (lactose, fructose, fructan), food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), immunodeficiency, oral allergy syndrome, pruritus, sinusitis, stinging insect allergy, wheat hypersensitivity

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