The doctors explained what you should not do if you are bitten by a wasp

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A bee or wasp sting is painful and unpleasant, and if you are allergic, you should seek medical help immediately. If you are not, it's good to know how you can help reduce the pain, itching and swelling that can occur after a sting.

Here's what experts advise, how to prevent a sting, but also how to treat it if it occurs.

What does a wasp sting look like?

At first glance, similar to other stings, redness and swelling will appear, say dermatologists. A "small hole" may appear and something that looks like you stabbed yourself with a pen in the center of the sting site.

What are the symptoms of a wasp sting?

It depends on whether you are allergic to the sting or not, sometimes just a reaction at the site of the sting and a feeling of pain, and some will itch the skin after a few hours. In some cases, the sting may cause an allergic reaction, and the following symptoms may occur:

Swollen lips, tongue, mouth and throat
- rapid heartbeat
- increased blood pressure
- shortness of breath
- rash
- diarrhea (diarrhea)
- abdominal pain
- vomiting and nausea

How to treat skin after a wasp sting?

If you do not have allergic reactions, you can help yourself in your own home, but doctors advise you to go to the doctor if you notice symptoms of an allergic reaction.

The first step is to remove the tentacle from the wasp, but do not squeeze it, as it may release more toxins.

After doing this, wash the area with soap and mild soap and apply cold compresses, and you can also use painkillers.

By washing, you can remove any bacteria or toxins that the wasp or bee can carry. It will also help to wash away some of the poison she has left behind.

Wrap a thin cloth around the ice pack. Apply to the sting site for 30 to 60 minutes at 10 minute intervals. This will help reduce the swelling and pain after the sting.

If the wasp has stung you several times, be sure to see a doctor immediately.

When do you need to seek medical help?

Whenever it comes to an allergic reaction, especially if you are otherwise allergic and the wasp bites you for the first time.

If the swelling spreads throughout the body, you feel nausea, dizziness or inability to breathe, seek emergency help immediately, doctors say. If you notice any reactions that worry you, do not wait but call a doctor immediately.

How to avoid a wasp sting?

If you are on a picnic, cover the food because it attracts them. If you often see them around the house, make sure their nest is not somewhere. Doctors advise you to be careful where you walk, because there are places where wasps are often found, near trash cans and under roofs.


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