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Insect Bites

 

The stings of bees, wasps and hornets are one of the hazards of summer.
There is pain, redness, and some swelling around the sting.
Try and remove the stinger with a tweezer or scrape it out with a nail file or fingernail.
Soak the stung part in cold water.
Apply Calamine lotion or a paste of baking soda to relieve itching.
An allergic child may have a severe reaction and may develop swelling of his windpipe and difficulty in breathing.
If something like that happens, take the child to the doctor or to the hospital immediately.
If the sting is on a limb, tie a tourniquet above it with anything handy, and take the child to the doctor immediately.
The tourniquet should not be too tight and should be loosened for a minute every 10 minutes.

 


 
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