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Wasps and Bees

A wasp or bee sting is an accidental event that must be taken into consideration if you love exploring uncontaminated nature in search of its most hidden wonders. It is important to remember that in these places we are simple guests, often not even very respectful, and that these unpleasant episodes also occur due to “short-sighted” behavior, ours or that of those who preceded us.

Usually the bite induces a painful inflammatory swelling due to the poisonous substances inoculated by the insect but in some cases local allergic reactionscan occur /b> (extensive erythema or edema with intense pain), systemic (hives, dizziness and breathing difficulties) but also the feared anaphylactic shocks. For this reason it would be good practice to always have a disposable self-injectable adrenaline-based preparation. In light of these considerations, what should you do in the event of a sting?

What to do?

Wasps and Bees If visible, remove the stinger immediately (within 20 seconds) to avoid releasing a greater quantity of venom;

Wasps and Bees Gently wash the affected area with plenty of water;

Wasps and Bees Apply ice or cold compresses;

Wasps and Bees Apply, only on the doctor’s advice, an antihistamine or cortisone cream;

Wasps and Bees In case of a more severe and generalized reaction, go to the emergency room or contact 118 as soon as possible.


What not to do?

Wasps and Bees Do not scratch the area affected by the sting, this could increase swelling, itching and risk of infection;

Wasps and Bees Do not break any blisters that may form;

Wasps and Bees Avoid being alone to ensure better control of the general clinical picture.

Montebello21 ✓ Alert The suggestions given are for informational purposes only and in no case can they constitute the formulation of a diagnosis or the prescription of a treatment. It’s therefore recommended to always seek the opinion of your doctor and/or the most suitable specialists.

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Wasps and Bees