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How does bee venom immunotherapy work?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immune tolerance

The purpose of venom immunotherapy is to elicit immunological mechanisms to suppress the allergic reaction.
The treatment involves administering progressively increasing amounts of bee venom without triggering a systemic allergic reaction. The role of the allergist is to control the speed of these increasing doses, and avoid inducing the reaction that is treated.

In brief: Immune tolerance

The purpose of venom immunotherapy is to elicit immunological mechanisms to suppress the allergic reaction.
The treatment involves administering progressively increasing amounts of bee venom without triggering a systemic allergic reaction. The role of the allergist is to control the speed of these increasing doses, and avoid inducing the reaction that is treated.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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