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    What Are Epinephrine Kits?

    These let you give yourself medicine (epinephrine) right away if you’re stung, before you get to a doctor for treatment. The most common brand is an EpiPen. You should still see a doctor ASAP after being stung.

    You'll need a prescription from your doctor to buy one of these kits. Carry two with you at all times. In order to prevent drug interactions, tell your doctor know about any medicine you take.

    How Can I Prevent an Allergic Reaction?

    Allergy shots may help. They're about 97% effective. Over a series of doctor visits, you’ll get gradually increasing doses of venom to train your immune system to resist to a future allergic reaction.

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    Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 25, 2016
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