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Wasp sting immunotherapy "cure"

cory

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Sounds good to me, too bad there is a significant time commitment
 

Mick!

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My immunology specialist told me about this treatment, he said that the doses were only available from an American supplier, and that they weren’t exporting it at the moment.

He said he’d call when it arrived.
 

CurSedVoyce

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I think things like this work different in person to person.
Katy never reacted to wasp stings badly till this year and ended up at ER.
Robert and Katy both reacted horribly to poison oak 15 years ago. Katy still does, Robert does not.
Knew a guy that worked in National Parks and never had issue withpoison oak till after he retired at 65 after 40 years of being exposed to it almost daily. Then working on his own property, horrible reaction ended up in hospital.
Me, I seem to react more to stuff I did not as I get older.
I have had two series of allergy injection and skin treatments over my lifetime. Plus other fun drugs and steroids.
I believe it's all up to how your personal immune system works.
 

Page

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Well, I get stung by wasps and I ain’t allergic to shit. Not sure if that proves anything but I like the idea!
 

Tree09

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@Mick, are you allergic to wasps? Is anyone else here? I never was, but then i got stung on the hand and i suddenly was.... it really cut down on me doing trees, and i don't like that fact.
 

No_Bivy

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son is six years in at this point. So far it's worked. We challenge his immunity next sept to see if we can stop
 

No_Bivy

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what do you mean? go to an allergist and have the skin tests done to see which specific bees you are allergic to. Its not homeopathy ...... actual venom that they slowly build up over time. Its a time commitment for sure. Out insurance covers it 100%....have no idea what it actully costs..
 

SeanKroll

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Hornets are defensive of their nests. I had to get really close and mess with the rhododendron they were nesting in, pruning it, to get stung.

Yellow jackets don't like nests being mowed over, or having a mini, running on high, driven over their nest. Go figure.

Time before that, the hornets didn't like my groundman walking over the nest that I didn't know that I'd swatted down the day before with a tree.

Before that the wasps didn't like that I moved their nest inside an upturned black, nursery pot.

Jerks!
 
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