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How does bee venom immunotherapy work?

How does bee venom immunotherapy work?

Makes you immune: After seeing an allergist and being tested...They will make a vaccine from the specif bee causing the allergy( yellow jacket was p etc).Each time you get a shot your immune system begins to develop new cells that make you "resistant" to future stings...You develop immunity..Just like after you get a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Immunotherapy (Definition)

Encompasses subcutaneous, patch or sublingual treatment with increasing amounts of specific allergen. Used for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and hymenoptera hypersensitivity (and in ongoing trials for food allergy). Specific IgE-mediated disease must be proven. Indications are lack of symptom control despite medication/avoidance, reduce risk of anaphylaxis, or ...Read more


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I wanted to know is bee venom immunotherapy permanent!?

I wanted to know is bee venom immunotherapy permanent!?

For the most part: after completing a course of bee immunotherapy which typically takes about 5 years most patients have long lasting immunity to reaction from further stings. ...Read more

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How does venom-immunotherapy work?

How does venom-immunotherapy work?

Venom Immunotherapy: If you have a history of anaphylaxis and confirmed venom allergy by skin testing, venom immunotherapy (VIT) can significantly reduce your risk of having a repeat systemic reaction in the future. With VIT risk of systemic reaction goes down to ~10% (general pop 3%). VIT alters your immune response. While not a cure, VIT significantly reduces your risk. Still need to carry EpiPen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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What is venom immunotherapy?

Bee or Wasp allergy: Venom includes bees wasps hornets and fire ants. Immunotherapy is a series of desensitization injections. Most often starting weekly and progressing to every 6 weeks in most cases. There are rush immunotherapy programs in place as well. Traditional immunotherapy continues for 5 years in most cases. ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

See details: There is no evidence that these supplements have any benefit in preventing joint destruction, deformities and disability. There are conventional medications that do all of these things and often put the disease in complete remission. Why would you want to put you health in jeopardy with unproven therapies? ...Read more

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How can I get bee venom out quickly?

How can I get bee venom out quickly?

By removing stinger: Asap there will be less of a venom load. Scrape along edge of skin w credit card to remove. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about bee venom?

Can you tell me more about bee venom?

Bee Sting: Melittin is injected into the skin by a bee. This can cause significant sharp pain for a few minutes due to stimulation of pain receptor nerve endings in skin. There can be residual achy pain for several days with tenderness to palpation. Complications can cause longer symptoms. ...Read more

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What is bee venom therapy used for?

What is bee venom therapy used for?

Controversial: Bee venom therapy (apitherapy) has been used as an alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis and cases of chronic pain. I have never done it myself but have read about it. At this point i cannot recommend it due to insufficient studies demonstrating a beneficial effect. ...Read more

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That's true that the bee venom can cure from hiv?

HIV and Bee Venom: Nope. This short lived news story was poorly explained. There is a lot of factors that have to be looked at but this was just one of those five minute news stories that do not really address the real HIV infection experience in humans. ...Read more