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There is no venom extract for fire ant hypersensitivity but a whole-body extract is available.
Skin testing with fire ant whole-body extract is indicative of specific IgE antibodies if a positive response occurs at a concentration of 1:100 wt/vol or less by prick method, or 1:1000 wt/vol or less by intradermal method.
The dosage schedule for fire ant immunotherapy is less well defined. A maintenance dose is 0.5 mL of a 1:100 wt/vol concentration.
Insect Venom Allergy: A Short Review
Fire Ant Bites. eMedicine Specialties > Emergency Medicine > Environmental, 2009.