It’s time to Bee Aware
Experiencing a severe allergic reaction to an insect sting can be quite traumatic, leaving the individual feeling helpless and anxious about facing the outdoors and the possibility of another sting. However, there is a treatment option available to help patients take control of their stinging insect allergies. Venom Immunotherapy (VIT) is a vaccination program that has been found to reduce the risk of systemic reaction in stinging insect allergic patients with an effectiveness of 95 to 97%.1,2
1 Valentine MD. Anaphylaxis and stinging insect hypersensitivity. JAMA. 1992; 268:2830-2833.
2 Valentine MD, Schuberth KC, Kagey-Sobotka A, Graft DF, Kwiterovich KA, Szklo M, et al. The value of immunotherapy with venom in children with allergy to insect stings. N Engl J Med. 1990; 323:1601-3.