These include sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), venom immunotherapy
(VIT), and oral immunotherapy (OIT).
But a smaller number use what's known as venom immunotherapy
, or VIT, to dramatically reduce the risk of reactions.
has been established as specific treatment for Hymenoptera venom allergy patients in developed countries.
or allergy shots markedly reduce the risk of a systemic reaction to re-stings.
She added: "We provide venom immunotherapy
for Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales and some patients travel even further.
* Patients with stinging insect-triggered anaphylaxis should avoid stinging insects and be assessed for subcutaneous venom immunotherapy
(protects up to 90% of adults and 98% of children against anaphylaxis from future stings).
There are a few venom immunotherapy
centres in Britain where you can be desensitised to wasp venom.
Clinical and immunologic studies of rapid venom immunotherapy
in Hymenopterasensitive patients.
But available data support the recommendation of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology that venom Immunotherapy
be used for at least 3-5 years in all patients with a history of severe systemic honeybee, wasp, or hornet sting reactions and a positive intradermal venom skin test, speakers agreed in a symposium at the AAAAI's annual meeting.
Patients who are severely allergic to the venom of stinging insects can now be treated with venom immunotherapy
. For a long time these allergic people could be immunized only with whole body preparations, which was presumed to contain the venom of the specific insect.