First Aid
Bites and Stings

​​Bee Sting:

  • Remove the stinger with sterile gauze, meanwhile avoiding pressure on the affected area or using tweezers.
  • Wash the affected area with soap and water.
  • Apply ice packs or cold compress to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid scratching the sting area. This will worsen itching and swelling and increase your risk of infection. 
  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever as needed, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help ease discomfort.
  • When swelling moves to other areas of the body, or when the person has breathing difficulty, nausea, or dizziness, s/he should seek emergency immediately; because the person suffers from a severe allergic reaction to bee stings, and must be treated instantly.
A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to bee stings is potentially life-threatening and requires emergency treatment.

Spider Bite:
  • Wash the affected area with soap and water.
  • Apply ice packs or cold compress to reduce swelling.
If you suspect the person has been bitten by a black or red spider, seek medical help or emergency care immediately.

Snake Bite:
  • Call an ambulance straight away.
  • Keep the bitten person still and calm, as this can help slow down the spread of venom in the body.
  • Wash the bite area with soap and water immediately.
  • Keep the affected area below the heart level to reduce the flow of venom.
  • Cover the bite with clean gauze.
  • Avoid touching or pressing the affected area.
  • Avoid injuring the affected area or sucking poison from it.
  • Avoid applying ice or soaking the wound in a water.
  • Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages.
Remember the color and shape of the snake; as this can help with treatment of the snakebite.
Scorpion Sting:
  • Call an ambulance straight away.
  • Apply ice packs to the affected area, but avoid soaking it in cold water.
  • Keep the victim still and calm.
  • Avoid taking sedatives.
If possible, it is preferable to take the scorpion to the emergency center, meanwhile taking precaution.

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Last Update : 12 December 2019 08:57 AM
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