Wasp bites in the warm season are not uncommon. One has only to appear on the street with ice cream, fruit, kvass, or some sweets, as insects necessarily flock to the flavor of delicacies. The effects of a wasp sting are rather unpleasant. Swelling, burning, itching is a common reaction.
The bite of a wasp is much more painful than the bite of other insects. It is larger than a bee in size. The sting of the wasp does not remain in the human body, since it does not have chipping. These insects can bring many problems not only through accidental contact on the street, but even inside the house. Wasps can settle in residential areas. Often they live in a large colony in the form of a cocoon hive. Such a neighborhood is extremely dangerous. Besides, it is very difficult to get insects out!
Wasp bite: tumor
One insect bite usually does not present a danger to humans. This is due to the fact that the amount of poison that enters the body is not large. Anyway, help with wasp stings need to render timely.
A tumor at the site of a lesion occurs as follows. First, the person feels the pain of a bite, then the place turns red. After that, edema occurs. Normally, the tumor lasts from several hours to 3 days. Its size depends on the individual sensitivity of the organism.
A tumor is the body's response to poison. Edema is removed by antihistamines. They need to be taken 2-3 times a day for 3 days.
How to treat a wasp bite?
A wasp sting can go away on its own, without the use of special treatment. In order to prevent the occurrence of consequences, you can drink an aspirin pill. If there are contraindications to taking this drug, you can grind aspirin, mix with warm water and wipe the sore spot with the resulting solution. Thus, reduce inflammation, redness and discomfort.
An allergic reaction can be prevented or stopped by taking an antihistamine. Suprastin and Claritin are usually used in such cases.
What to do after a wasp sting?
After a wasp sting, the sore spot must be sanitized. On the sting may be bacteria, microorganisms that can cause some diseases. Therefore, the bite should be washed with soap and then smeared with an antiseptic. Next, you need to try to limit the spread of poison in the human body. Handy tools can help. You can use ice. It is applied to the site of injury for 20 minutes. Cold blocks the spread of poison and reduces swelling.
Wasp sting allergy: symptoms
It is known that death may occur from the bite of more than 500 wasps. In some cases, the same danger is an allergy to insect bites. This reaction affects 1-2 percent of people. In this case, even one bite can lead to sad consequences. Signs that a person has an allergic reaction:
- Heart palpitations
- Nausea and dizziness
- Temperature rise
If there is no toxic reaction after the first bite, it does not mean that it will not occur next time. In this case, each successive lesion may be tolerated harder.
The most severe reaction to a wasp sting is anaphylactic shock. In this case, the person loses consciousness, the activity of the cardiovascular system and many organs are disturbed. At the first symptoms it is necessary to call an ambulance as soon as possible.
It is necessary to apply to the hospital in the following cases:
- Bite in face and tongue
- With bites of 3 or more wasps
Folk remedies for wasp sting
There are many folk remedies for the wasp sting. It is believed that you can pull out the poison from the wound with a small piece of refined sugar. To remove the edema, use an alcoholic tincture of golden whiskers. Traditional medicine also advises to attach to the bite of garlic, tomato or half an apple. This should relieve pain. On the wound, you can impose a leaf of aloe or plantain, lubricate the affected area with tea tree oil.
How to treat a wasp bite?
Wasp bites can be treated with antiseptic soap and soda solution. V1st. water dissolve 1 tsp. soda The resulting solution is impregnated with fabric, cotton wool or bandage and applied to the sore spot. Soda should work on the bite for 20 minutes.
You can lubricate the wound with a solution of hydrogen peroxide or diluted 1: 5 with alcohol.
Wasps never bite without a reason. They sting when they feel aggression and danger. That is why the bite can be avoided. Do not swing your arms. Insects perceive this as a signal to action. If the wasp on you did not sit down, but just flies nearby, then it is better to step aside. Knock her off is safer not with your hands, but with something from improvised means.
Wasp bite is quite painful. The insect does not leave a sting in the wound, but at the same time injects a sufficient amount of poison into it. The bite site should be thoroughly rinsed and sanitized. You can take aspirin or wipe the affected area with a solution. If an allergic reaction should drink an antihistamine.