#1 Ranked Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
MyPatients provides referring primary care providers with secure access to their patients’ information.
Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
Innovation insider is a semi-monthly e-newsletter analyzes innovations at Boston Children’s, other academic medical centers and from industry.
Read the latest blog by a Boston Children's doctor, clinician or staff member.
There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to an insect sting?
For most children, the reaction to an insect sting is short-lived, lasting only a few hours; redness and swelling are followed by itching and mild pain. But if your child is allergic to the insect, the reaction can be life-threatening; this is called anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, and it can include severe symptoms such as:
If your child experiences any of these symptoms after being stung by an insect, seek immediate medical attention.
Is there any way to prevent insect stings?
The following steps may help prevent stings:
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”