Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Insect Sting Treatment..

Spring is here and we all love Sun! and our children are enjoying playing in garden. But with all this lovely weather and blossoms flower we all know all bees and insect are out in the air and there is 50% chance for us to get sting by any insect or bees.So its important for us to read this and be prepare if by chance we get sting we know exactly what to do. Its good for us as a general knowledge especially if we are parents.

Call 911 if the person has:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Feelings of faintness or dizziness
  • Hives
  • A swollen tongue
  • A history of severe allergy reaction to insect stings
  • Inject epinephrine if the person is unable to.
  • If the person has a history of anaphylaxis, don't wait for signs of a severe reaction to inject epinephrine.
  • Read and follow patient instructions carefully.
  • Inject epinephrine into outer muscle of the thigh. Avoid injecting into a vein or buttock muscles.
  • Do not inject medicine into hands or feet, which can cause tissue damage. If this happens, notify emergency room staff.
  • The person may need more than one injection if there's no improvement after the first. For an adult, inject again after 10 to 20 minutes. For a child, inject again after 5 to 30 minutes.
  • A person should always go to the ER after an epinephrine injection, even if the symptoms subside.

If the person does not have severe allergy symptoms:

1. Remove the Stinger

  • Scrape the area with a fingernail or use tweezers to remove it.
  • Don't pinch the stinger -- that can inject more venom.

2. Control Swelling

  • Ice the area.
  • If you were stung on your arm or leg, elevate it.
  • Remove any tight-fitting jewelry from the area of the sting. As it swells, rings or bracelets might be difficult to remove.

3. Treat Symptoms

4. Follow-Up

  • It might take 2-5 days for the area to heal. Keep it clean to prevent infection.

If the person does have severe allergy symptoms (anaphylaxis):

1. Call 911

Seek emergency care if the person has any of these symptoms or a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), even if there are no symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or wheezing
  • Tightness in the throat or a feeling that the airways are closing
  • Hoarseness or trouble speaking
  • Nausea, abdominal pain, or vomiting
  • Fast heartbeat or pulse
  • Skin that severely itches, tingles, swells, or turns red
  • Anxiety or dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness