bannerHON
img
HONnews
HONnews
img PATIENT / PARTICULIER img PROFESSIONNEL DE SANTE img WEBMESTRE img
img
 
img
HONcode sites
Khresmoi - new !
HONselect
News
Conferences
Images

Themes:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Browse archive:
2019: J J M A M F J
2018: D N O S A J

 
  Other news for:
Bites and Stings
 Resources from HONselect
Health Tip: Insect Sting First Aid

(HealthDay News) -- For most insect stings, a person can be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. For non-severe reactions, first aid is as follows:

  • Do not use tweezers. Scrape a straight-edged object across the stinger for removal.
  • Wash the site with soap and water.
  • Apply ice on the site for 10 minutes.
  • Take an antihistamine, or apply cream.
  • Watch for signs of infection or severe allergic reaction.

Never apply a tourniquet or give the person a stimulant medication, aspirin or other pain medicine unless ordered by a doctor.

If a person shows signs of a severe allergic reaction -- including trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing, uncontrolled sneezing, congestion or tightness in the lungs -- seek immediate medical attention.

Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved. URL:http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=746969

Resources from HONselect: HONselect is the HON's medical search engine. It retrieves scientific articles, images, conferences and web sites on the selected subject.
Bites and Stings
First Aid
Insect Bites and Stings
Hypersensitivity
Infection
The list of medical terms above are retrieved automatically from the article.

Disclaimer: The text presented on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice. It is for your information only and may not represent your true individual medical situation. Do not hesitate to consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.
Be advised that HealthDay articles are derived from various sources and may not reflect your own country regulations. The Health On the Net Foundation does not endorse opinions, products, or services that may appear in HealthDay articles.


Home img About us img MediaCorner img HON newsletter img Site map img Ethical policies img Contact