First Aid for Bites of Wasps and Bees

First Aid for Bites of Wasps and Bees

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Summer stings of wasps and bees are not uncommon. Meet with the stinging insects you may, by eating watermelon, lazing on the beach and just outside in the sunny, hot weather. Not notice, what you are bitten by an striped insect impossible, because in the best case a bite accompanied by strong burning and sharp pain, but, depending on individual sensitivity of the person, it can be manifested and strong allergic reactions up to anaphylactic shock.

 First aid after a bee sting or wasp stings depends on the number stings, sensitivity to the poison the affected and the severity of an allergic reaction. In uncomplicated cases, enough a cool compress, in more severe cases, first aid for stings of bees and wasps may include antihistamines and receiving emergency treatment to the doctor.

The Bite of Wasps: First Aid Tips

If you have a wasp bite, what make necessary in the first place?

  • First, do not try to look at the place bite the sting, since wasps, unlike the bees do not leave stingers. In view of this it is not necessary to press or combing bitten place, it will contribute better penetration of the poison into the bloodstream.
  • Secondly, place of a sting must be rinsed with and disinfected thoroughly. On the skin around the bite may be applied a anti-allergic ointment or antiseptic cream. Wasp stings in the home can be treated with brine in order to stop the spread of the venom and reduce inflammation.
  • If you are on the street and did not know what to treat a wasp sting, you can resort to folk remedies. Parsley leaves or cabbage help relieve the pain and remove puffiness. This is may be also sap dandelion or aloe.
  • If you experience symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, convulsions, or a sharp drop in blood pressure, coupled with loss of consciousness, should immediately call an ambulance.

Bee Stings: First Aid Tips

If in bitten place you see the sting - this is a bee sting. What to do in such a case in the first place?

  • Of course, to pull out the stinger with tweezers, needles or pins, pre disinfected. If neither one nor the other near there do not have, you can try to pull the sting nails, before this carefully washing their hands, and process them with an antiseptic.
  • Than treat a bee sting? To this end, perfectly suited such antiseptics as peroxide, solution of ammonia, iodine, brilliant green, alcohol, furatsilina, chlorhexidine or, in the absence of all of the above, ordinary soap.
  • Further actions are identical to those assumed after wasp stings. Wound should be treated antihistaminic ointment or brine. When edema is recommended to take anti-allergic drug.
  • When a bee sting first aid can be provided by folk remedies. So, well relieves swelling and itching a compress of grated young potatoes. Also, if you cool the olive oil, you get an excellent remedy for alleviating the symptoms of a bee sting.

When should see a doctor?

• have bitten more than three bees or wasps;

• wasp or bee stung in the face area;

• wasp or bee stung in the lip, tongue, or throat;

• you have previously had cases of swelling Kvinke, anaphylactic shock;

• after the bite began nausea, vomiting, cramps, dizziness, faint.

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