Thank you for your inquiry.
I am of course in agreement with your impression and see no reason for this young man not to be able to serve in the military. Unfortunately, however, there is no standard foolproof way to convince the military of this conclusion. I can only share with you what we normally do in such a circumstance.
I write a letter clearly stating my opinion and supplement it with information taken from the literature, and state that I would be happy to perform a medical review or speak to the physician who does entry physical examinations for the military service. On most occasions, I have found this to be effective, and the military is willing to accept the candidate. I have never personally done a sting challenge nor have I had to institute venom immunotherapy under these circumstances.
Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.
Phil Lieberman, M.D.