2014 Venom Allergy 101 Webinar with David Lang, MD
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its “2014 Venom Allergy 101” webinar on July 24, 2014, at 7 pm Eastern time. This webinar is perfect for the summer as stinging insects abound in outdoor areas. Learn how to protect yourself from stings as well as how to respond and treat a potential allergic reaction.
Venom allergies are caused by five types of insects; honey bees, hornets, yellow jackets, paper wasps, and fire ants. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the percentage of people affected by insect sting allergies is increasing—it now affects up to 5% of the U.S. population.
During this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn about venom allergy prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and immunotherapy from David Lang, MD, board-certified allergist at the Cleveland Clinic.
"Even if you've had mild allergic reactions to insect stings in the past, there is always the chance that future reactions can progress into more severe and possibly fatal anaphylactic reactions. It's critical that people recognize an anaphylactic reaction and use the proper medicine, epinephrine, to treat it. We are pleased that this webinar is available to the public and encourage people in our community to watch it," says Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, MD, board-certified allergist and Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer from San Antonio, TX.
The “2014 Venom Allergy 101” webinar is sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.
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