The evaluation of the symptomatic treatment of allergic reactions to insect stings was addressed in a number of non-systematic reviews, although the recommendations in these reviews were not based on scientific evidence.37-40 Despite the absence of systematic and reliable evidence in the specific context of insect stings, we want to emphasise the importance of treating anaphylactic reactions to insect venoms in the same way as anaphylaxis from any other cause.37-40 An emergency kit for self-medication has been recommended for patients with a known history of systemic reactions.41-43

Is subcutaneous venom Immunotherapy (VIT)

effective in preventing systemic reactions to

Hymenoptera stings?

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