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Bee sting immunity

  1. Jan 29, 2016 #1
    Many years ago I was acutely allergic to bee stings. I was prescribed a "Epi" pen and used it several times. Eventually however, I noticed I had developed a tolerance to bee stings, and no longer carry my epi pen. Rather, I take a couple of Benytril and go on with my day. Does it make medical sense that one could develop a tolerance with the occasional bee sting? Will the immunity go away if I don't get stung again for a period of time?
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  3. Jan 29, 2016 #2


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    No it is not normal, a sensitivity to bee stings usually gets worse and can cause death. I suggest you discuss your case with your doctor, perhaps you were miss-diagnosed.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
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