Is it possible

SpiderGuy814

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I've seen shows on animal planet where they've said ppl have gotten bitten by snakes and/or spiders so much that they've been come immune to the venom...

This isnt possible at all is it?
 

cacoseraph

ArachnoGod
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i think you are misunderstanding. typically random bites just get worse over time. i know they have, for me, for local centipede and scorpions. things i couldn't feel before make for local soreness for days, sometimes, now

a very carefully controlled regimen of measured dosages can detune allergic responses. that is basically all allergy shots are
 

delherbe

Arachnosquire
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Hi,

self immunization should be the name. These guys inject themselves really really small amounts of venom. The immune system builds its own antibodies and make them immun.

The efficiency differs between the species. Rattlesnake immunsization does not works for a long time. If they stop injecting venom it breaks down fast. Cobravenom is another thing an the immunization works fine as far as I have read.
 
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