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What to do if you were bitten by a bee or wasp: a guide

Что делать, если тебя укусила пчела или оса: руководство

Insect bites and bites are painful conditions associated with insect bites (mainly Hymenoptera and Diptera).

Sting is a commonly used name for a pointed organ or part of the body of various animals and plants used to inject a poisonous or burning substance under the victim's skin (sting) or to apply an electric shock. The sacrificial tissue is pierced by the staple's own movements, unlike other organs, for example teeth that use the force of jaws or thorns that use the victim's movements.

Hardly bee venom can cause you a lot of problems, but the day will spoil it for sure. See how to act to minimize the consequences.

You must know that when you bite a bee, you first have to remove the sting. And that's why: "There is a cavity with poison in a sting, so the faster you remove it, the less poison will get into your blood," explains Reshma Patel, an employee of the emergency department at the Langone Medical Center at New York University. According to a study conducted at the University of Arizona (USA), more than 90% of the poison from the sting of a bee gets into the blood within 20 seconds after a bite.

So try to remove the sting as soon as possible. You can use the edge of the credit card, the tip of the knife or tweezers. Nail, in the end. But whatever you use, be careful: first, do not squeeze even more poison out of the sting, and secondly, do not bring the infection into the wound. After you remove the enemy shell, wash the place of bite with soap and water. If the place of the bite burns, and the redness and swelling persist, apply ice to it for 20 minutes to slow the reaction. In most cases, everything goes for a couple of hours. If you want to speed up the process a little, doctors are advised to lift up that part of the body into which you were bitten. This causes the outflow of blood, and the swelling subsides.

Что делать, если тебя укусила пчела или оса: руководство

And the last step: spread the bite with anti-inflammatory, antipruritic cream (ask at the pharmacy). Well, if you are allergic to such cases, then you can not do without antihistamine. Important: It is necessary to be especially cautious with bites to those who have anaphylactic shock: if the organism reacts sharply to one allergen, then it can react to another, in this case bee venom. Signs of a serious allergic reaction are swelling of the throat, tongue or eyes, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, dizziness and loss of consciousness.