Stung by Bethany Wiggins download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Symptoms A normal reaction is to experience pain, burning, itchiness, redness and swelling. People who have never been stung by a bee often have no itching or swelling at first. Although most such scares are false alarms, if there is a real anaphylactic reaction, death can occur in a matter of minutes. Removing the stinger as quickly as possible reduces the amount of the venom injected and reduces the effects.
Beekeepers still feel the sting the same as anyone else, but since they are not worried about stings, the sensation is soon forgotten. Panic and anxiety multiplies the pain, and can result in serious secondary accidents. Consider how many doctors prescribe antibiotics for a cold. Although wasp stings are painful and some swelling will develop, this is a common reaction. Beekeepers try to make sure their bees will not sting neighbours or passersby.
Rub with olive oil for relief and to help with healing. Pain will last for a few hours then should disappear. Certain caterpillars also have urticating hairs. The areas near the eyes and lips are particularly prone to swelling, sometimes result in a most comical distortion of the person's appearance. Many doctors hate to send a patient away with out a prescription for something.
Ice can also be used to help reduce the swelling that will occur. Among arthropods, a sting or stinger is a sharp organ, often connected with a venom gland and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing, as with the caudal sting of a scorpion. Doctors and Bee Stings Many general practitioners don't seem to know much more than the average person on the street about bee stings, but they can definitely save a life in a crisis.
Readers are cautioned that the author is not a medical authority. Make sure to protect the skin by covering ice with a thin cotton towel or paper towel first. More Both topical and oral antihistamines such as Benadryl or Claritin can be effective in reducing swelling and itching. Cover with a thick paste of baking soda and water. Many people enjoy bees and consider the occasional sting to be the price we pay for the pleasure of their company, for having them pollinate our food crops and for providing us with honey.
If you have difficulty breathing or your breathing seems to have been affected. Smother with crushed garlic then cover with a bandaid. Think twice about the actual necessity of any prescription a doctor may want to write you on your visit. Chew tobacco a bit to wet it then apply, wrap with a strip of cloth to hold in place.
If it stung inside your nose or mouth the swelling will affect breathing. Protect the wound from bumps and avoid rubbing.
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