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How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

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Dr. Neil Baman
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Very effective

After a true bee/wasp/hornet allergy is determined, there is approximately a 40-60% chance of another systemic reaction occurring if stung again without ever receiving allergy shots.
However, if a patient receives allergy shots to the specific allergic venom, the risk of another systemic reaction reduces to less than 3%. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended.

In brief: Very effective

After a true bee/wasp/hornet allergy is determined, there is approximately a 40-60% chance of another systemic reaction occurring if stung again without ever receiving allergy shots.
However, if a patient receives allergy shots to the specific allergic venom, the risk of another systemic reaction reduces to less than 3%. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended.
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