Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Allergy to Wasp Stings Prevention

Prevention of allergic reactions includes:

  • Do not use a vacuum indoors:
    • Ask someone else in your household to vacuum.
    • Use a dust mask if you must vacuum.
  • Avoid food color.
  • Avoid foods that cause allergic reactions
  • Carry an epinephrine syringe:
    • Learn to use the syringe for severe allergic reactions.
  • Carry antihistamine medications.
  • Clean heating and cooling ducts in the house.
  • Do not use aerosols or spray cleaners in the bedroom.
  • Install allergy filters in the heating and cooling system:
    • Change them once per month.
  • Place plastic covers over mattresses and pillows.
  • Remove carpeting.
  • Remove stuffed furniture and stuffed animals from the bedroom.
  • Use a dehumidifier to keep humidity below 50 percent.
  • Wash all bed linens in hot water every week.
  • Wear an alert bracelet that identifies your allergies.

Allergy to Wasp Stings Food Avoidance

Common foods that cause allergic reactions include:

  • Corn
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Strawberries
  • Wheat

Allergy to Wasp Stings Avoiding Corn

Foods to avoid if you have a corn allergy:

  • Corn starch
  • Corn sugar
  • Corn flour

Allergy to Wasp Stings Avoiding Eggs

Foods and substances to avoid if you have an egg allergy:

  • Albumin
  • Albumin vitellin
  • Eggnog
  • Globulin
  • Livetin
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ovalbumin
  • Ovomucin
  • Ovomucoid
  • Ovovitellin
  • Simplesse

Allergy to Wasp Stings Avoiding Peanuts

Foods to avoid if you have a peanut allergy:

  • Cold pressed peanut oil
  • Mixed nuts
  • Nu-Nuts
  • Peanut flour
  • Candy that contains peanut oil

Allergy to Wasp Stings Avoiding Soy

Foods to avoid if you have a soy allergy:

  • Miso
  • Soy flour
  • Soy nuts
  • Soy protein
  • Soy protein isolate
  • Soy sauce
  • Textured vegetable protein
  • Tofu

Foods to avoid if you have a soy protein allergy:
  • Vegetable broth
  • Vegetable gum
  • Vegetable starch

Allergy to Wasp Stings Avoiding Wheat

Foods and substances to avoid if you have a wheat allergy:

  • Bran
  • Cracked wheat
  • Durum flour
  • Enriched flour
  • Farina
  • Gluten
  • Gluten
  • Graham flour
  • High-gluten flour
  • Wheat bran
  • Wheat germ
  • Wheat starch

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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