It is a known thing that almost all insect bites and stings can heal up on their own. However, this can take up a bit of time and some pain or discomfort can be experienced by the person who has been bitten or stung.
Some home remedies for insect bites and stings.
First and foremost, move away from the area where you got bitten or stung. This is because bees will alert out other bees and these too will move towards you to sting you further. Try to stay as calm and collected as is possible since kicking up a storm will pay no results. Also, movement will lead to blood and thus, venom in the blood, move faster around inside your body. In the case of a bee sting, remove the stinger from the place you were stung as soon as is possible.
If your arm or leg was stung, lower it. This will slow down the spread of the venom. If you were bitten by a puss caterpillar, remove the broken spines by placing a bit of cellophane tape at the point and pulling it off with a jerk.
Scorpion stings need a doctor?s help
If you have been stung by a scorpion, you need to consult a doctor immediately.
For insect bites, wash the area with soap and water. Then on, place a cool compress. This can be made with a piece of cloth which is made wet with cold water or is packed up with ice cubes. Placing this on the bitten area will prevent any redness or swelling.
One can even apply a cream, get or a lotion onto the bitten spot. Try to make use of lotions and potions which have hydrocortisone, pramoxine or lidocaine. This will help to cut down on the pain one experiences. Creams like calamine lotion or those which have a percentage of colloidal oatmeal or even baking soda are good in reducing pain and discomfort.
One can even try over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol, for example), ibuprofen (like Advil, Motrin IB and several others), or even antihistamines like Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton).
Signs of emergency
Even though first aid will work in most cases, be careful of certain symptoms. For instance, consult a doctor immediately if the bitten person experiences difficulty in breathing. If there is swelling of the lips, eyelids or throat; if the patient goes through a spell of dizziness, fainting or feels confused about what is happening to him or her; the heartbeat increases a lot; the patient breaks out into hives; there is nausea, cramps or vomiting ? in all such events it is better to consult a professional medical practitioner.
While going to the doctor, loosen the clothing the person is wearing to make them feel more comfortable. Do not give him or her anything to drink. Make sure that the person is not lying on his or her back but is turned to one side if there is choking or vomiting.
For more details, contact; B.J.Riley Pest Control, PO Box 3590. York, PA 17402