Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sublingual Relief For Allergy To Bee Stings

A new research study found that placing drops of honeybee venom under the tongue can significantly reduce reactions in people allergic to bee stings. This procedure is known as sublingual immunotherapy. Participants in the study were gradually given larger doses of bee venom over a six week period.

The participants were then stung by a real honeybee. The reactions to the stings were much smaller than they would have been. The median diameter of the sting wheals in patients given sublingual immunotherapy dropped from about 8 to 3 inches.

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