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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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John Leung, MD
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John Leung, MD

Title(s): Director, Food Allergy Center at Tufts Medical Center; Co-Director, Food Allergy Center at Floating Hospital for Children; Allergist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pediatric Allergy, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
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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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John L. Ohman, Jr., MD

John L. Ohman, Jr., MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Allergy; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Allergy
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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Weihong Zheng, MD

Weihong Zheng, MD

Title(s): Allergist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Allergy
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5333
Fax #: 617-636-4843

Asthma, hayfever, chronic sinusitis, food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis/gastritis, celiac disease, food dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis, oral allergy syndrome, food intolerance, adverse drug reactions, insect sting allergy, occupational allergy/respiratory tract disease, eczema, hives/urticaria, adult immunodeficiency, skin testing, pulmonary function test, allergen challenge

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