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Severe allergy to insects. Can I be allergic to just a few insects and not others?

i was told by our local allergist ( im in montreal quebec canada) that despite my severe allergy to horsefly bites, spider bites and mosquito bites that it does not prove i am allergic to bees, Is this true? Because i am thinking the venom from a bee is much worse than that of a mosquito and when i get bitten each bite swells to the size of a softball and when i was bitten by a horsefly on the back of my calf my entire lower leg swelled to the size of my thigh. Is it possible i am only allergic to the above mentioned insects without being allergic to bees, wasps etc? I do not carry an epipen because the allergist told me there was no need ( he did not test me for a bee allergy he just told me i wasn t). Thank you. Sincerely, Terry T.
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
WITH MY EXPERIECE YOU CAN BE ALLERGIC TO ANY INSECT
THE PROTEINS OF DIFFERENT INSECTS IS DIFFERENT
AND IT IS THE PROTEIN WHICH REACT
YOU CAN GO IN FOR ALLERGY TESTS FOR THESE INSECTS BEFORE ANY DECISION

Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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