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Is there treatment to build immunity to bee stings? A few years ago I broke out in hives all over my body after a sting. I carry an epipen (epinephrine).

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Absolutely.

I strongly disagree with the previous answer. Venom immunotherapy is absolutely effective for patients with bee sting allergy.
Vit, administered to the proper patient , in the proper doses, by a bc allergist, reduces one's risk for anaphylaxis to "bee stings" from 40-70% risk to the low single digits.

In brief: Absolutely.

I strongly disagree with the previous answer. Venom immunotherapy is absolutely effective for patients with bee sting allergy.
Vit, administered to the proper patient , in the proper doses, by a bc allergist, reduces one's risk for anaphylaxis to "bee stings" from 40-70% risk to the low single digits.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine

In brief: Not really

There is no good, permantly effective desensitization.
Keep the Epipen (epinephrine) handy and teach a friend/significant other how to use it.

In brief: Not really

There is no good, permantly effective desensitization.
Keep the Epipen (epinephrine) handy and teach a friend/significant other how to use it.
Dr. Kevin Olson
Dr. Kevin Olson
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