Alleviating Insect Allergies
The number of people in the U.S. with an allergy to insect bites and stings is on the rise. Over 5 percent of Americans are now affected by them. While for the rest of the population an insect bite or sting simply means some itching and swelling, people who have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings may find themselves face to face with their own mortality if they’re not careful. This does not need to be the case, however. There are now medical treatments that can deal with these allergies, and make life for people who have them much safer.
Venom immunotherapy is a valuable treatment to invest in of you have severe allergies to inset bites and stings. It acts like a vaccine by getting a person’s body used to these venoms through prolonged contact with small doses. It does not always cure these allergies, but it does almost always prevent a person from having a severe reaction that will land them in the hospital. Patients are urged to do the treatment for three to five years, and the treatment begins to work to protect an individual after the first full dose. If you suffer from an allergy to insect bites or stings this could be a serious life saver.
Do you suffer from insect bite/sting allergies? How do you deal with it?