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In the case of the non-human worms, HDC and TSO, which need to be re-dosed frequently, there may be a reduction in the level of protection if a dose is forgotten or delayed. Several people who are using HDC have reported a return of disease symptoms due to issues with supply, or simply due to forgetting to take a dose on time. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/The_HDC_experience#Further_observations] Obviously, a failure to adequately maintain one's helminth colony will increase the chance of an anaphylactic reaction and the risk of fatality.  
 
In the case of the non-human worms, HDC and TSO, which need to be re-dosed frequently, there may be a reduction in the level of protection if a dose is forgotten or delayed. Several people who are using HDC have reported a return of disease symptoms due to issues with supply, or simply due to forgetting to take a dose on time. [http://helminthictherapywiki.org/wiki/index.php/The_HDC_experience#Further_observations] Obviously, a failure to adequately maintain one's helminth colony will increase the chance of an anaphylactic reaction and the risk of fatality.  
  
It is also possible for a reduction in protection from the human helminths, NA and TT, if the self-treater is exposed to something that kills or stresses their colony (see the [[Human helminth care manual | '''Human helminth care manual''']]) or if the colony is not actively maintained by regular supplementation. (See [[Hookworm dosing and response#Supplementary doses | '''Hookworm dosing and response: Supplementary doses''']].)
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It is also possible for a reduction in protection from the human helminths, NA and TT, if the self-treater is exposed to something that kills or stresses their colony (see the [[Human helminth care manual | '''Human helminth care manual''']]) or if the colony is not actively maintained by the regular addition of supplementary doses. (See [[Hookworm dosing and response#Supplementary doses | '''Hookworm dosing and response: Supplementary doses''']].)

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Certain helminth species have been reported in the medical literature to provoke anaphylactic reactions, but others provide protection against anaphylaxis.

Although therapeutic helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] have been available for self-treatmentMedication or treatment of one's own disease or condition without medical assistance. since 2004, and the number of individuals using helminthic therapyThe reintroduction to the digestive tract of a controlled number of specially domesticated, mutualistic helminths (intestinal worms) in the form of microscopic eggs or larvae to reconstitute a depleted biome to treat and prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy. was estimated in 2015 to be between 6,000 and 7,000 [1] there have been no reports of the treatment causing a severe anaphylactic reaction. There have been two reports of large supplementary doses of hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin. causing moderate anaphylactic reactions, but neither of these required emergency treatment.

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In my experience, taking larger doses (over 25 hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin.) can cause too much systemic inflammation and at my worst caused symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction: scratchy itchy throat, sensation of tingling of mouth and tongue, effort to swallow. [2] [3]
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I started getting HIVES, yes welts all over. I’ve only had this happen before when I was in anaphylaxis... Then my throat started constricting, as well as (experiencing) major impending doom. This is my code word of anaphylaxis. I’m a very cool cucumber even in duress so if I get that impending doom feeling and my throat is being affected I know it’s anaphylaxis. [4]

There have been several reports from self-treaters confirming success in preventing anaphylaxis.

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Several months into the TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis therapy, my son, for the first time in his life, accidently ate a pecan cookie. Pecans are the nuts that he is most allergic to, both by blood test score and by our experience with him. He had absolutely no reaction of any kind. [5]

For more accounts of success, see the following page section.

Anyone with anaphylaxis who decides to self-treat with helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] should continue to ALWAYS carry at least one epinephrine auto-injector, even if the treatment proves to be effective, because of the possibility of an unexpected reduction in protection due to something harming, or even killing, their worms.

In the case of the non-human worms, HDCHymenolepis diminuta cysticercoids (Hi-men-o-lep'is dim-a-nu-ta sis-ti-sur-koid) - the larval cysts of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta and TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis, which need to be re-dosed frequently, there may be a reduction in the level of protection if a dose is forgotten or delayed. Several people who are using HDCHymenolepis diminuta cysticercoids (Hi-men-o-lep'is dim-a-nu-ta sis-ti-sur-koid) - the larval cysts of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta have reported a return of disease symptoms due to issues with supply, or simply due to forgetting to take a dose on time. [6] Obviously, a failure to adequately maintain one's helminth colony will increase the chance of an anaphylactic reaction and the risk of fatality.

It is also possible for a reduction in protection from the human helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths], NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus and TTthe human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, if the self-treaterSomeone who treats their own disease or condition without medical assistance. is exposed to something that kills or stresses their colony (see the Human helminth care manual) or if the colony is not actively maintained by the regular addition of supplementary doses. (See Hookworm dosing and response: Supplementary doses.)