First Aid

Bites and Stings
Bee Sting:
  • Remove the remainder of the sting (bee sting) with sterile gauze or by scraping using the finger nail on the affected area and avoid pressing on the affected area or use tweezers.
  • Wash the sting area with soap and water.
  • Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid scratching the bite as this may increase swelling and increase the possibility of infection.
  • Take a pain reliever to relieve the pain. When the swelling spreads to other parts of the body, or when the patient feels difficulty in breathing, nausea, or dizziness, he must go to the emergency room immediately, as the injured person suffers from a severe allergic reaction to bee stings and must be treated immediately.
​In the event that the injured person has an allergy to a bee sting, there is a danger to his life, so he must seek help immediately, or he must be transferred to the nearest emergency room.

Spider Bite:
  • Stay as calm as possible and identify the type of spider if possible.
  • Wash the bite with soap and water.
  • Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
  • Raise the bitten area as much as possible.
  • Avoid trying to remove the poison and go immediately to the nearest emergency.
If you suspect that you have been bitten by a black or red spider, seek medical help or transfer the injured person to the nearest emergency room.

Snake Bite:
  • Call for an ambulance immediately.
  • Calm the bitten person; This can slow down spread of the poison in the body.
  • Try to remember the shape and color of the snake to help treatment.
  • Immediately wash the affected area with soap and water.
  • Lye down or sit with an attempt to put the affected limb in a comfortable position.
  • Remove anything tight around the affected body part (such as: rings or bracelets) because they can cause damage if swelling occurs.
  • Cover the bitten area with a clean, dry bandage.
  • Do not tie any area close to the affected area.
  • Avoid cutting the affected area or sucking the venom.
  • Do not apply ice or immerse the wound in water.
Scorpion Sting:
  • Call for an ambulance immediately.
  • Apply ice directly to the affected area, but avoid immersing the affected limb in cold water.
  • Calm down the injured.
  • Do not take sedatives.
If it is possible, take the scorpion to the emergency room with caution

Last Update : 15 May 2023 12:09 AM
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