Venom allergy immunotherapy – A patient perspective
Immunotherapy, often referred to as desensitisation, is a unique treatment for allergic diseases. It is a well-established treatment reserved for certain severe allergies such as when someone has had a serious allergic reaction to wasp or bee venom or severe allergic rhinitis that has not been previously controlled by any of the anti-allergy medication tried.
Patients with severe allergy to wasp and bee stings should always carry injectable adrenaline (epinephrine), but sometimes further medical aid may be necessary after a sting. It is for this reason that patients may be offered immunotherapy, which is usually given over a three to five year period.
In this video we meet Carrie, a beekeeper who is living with a serve allergy to bee and wasp venom. Join us as we delve into Carrie’s real-life story which showcases the remarkable benefit of immunotherapy and the impact it has had on her life.
The production of this video has been made possible with support from ALK-Abello Ltd.