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Starship Paediatric Immunology and Allergy

Public Service, Allergy and Immunology, Paediatrics

Venom Immunotherapy

If a child has a severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis to a bee or wasp sting, immunotherapy or desensitisation will generally be recommended.  This involves giving injections of venom, initially in tiny and then in increasing doses, to make the child tolerant of the venom, which will minimise the risk of a further severe sting reaction.

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