– Simple ways to treat insect sting or bite.
– Taking proper care of the skin.
Insect sting refers to a bump left on the skin after being stung. It refers to a bite by an insect. An insect is a small creature that has tiny legs (might be 4 or 6).
Also, some insects have wings while some do not. There are also many species of insect; we have some insects that are harmless (they do not sting) while some are harmful.
Stings and bites from insects are common, although they do not happen to everybody. Insect stings and bites often result in redness and swelling in the injured area.
Sometimes the sting or bite can just be minor without posing any life-threatening dangers. But the sting can sometimes be dangerous to the health, depending on the type of insect that stings or bite.
Also, most insect bites and stings can heal on their own without a visit to a doctor.
Insect stings can also transmit pathogens such as viruses, bacteria or parasites, etc to humans. There are several things you can do to relieve pain and itching and prevent infection from a bite or sting.
Some ways by which you can treat insect stings include the following;
1. Find your way out of the zone that the sting happened, or move away from the stinging insect.
2. If it is a bee sting, stay calm and quiet as possible, movement increases the spread of venom in the bloodstream.
3. Also, if the stinger (venom) is still in your skin, remove the stinger as quickly as possible.Also, do not pinch the sting with your fingers because you may spread the venom.
4. You can also wash the affected area with soap and water ( depending on the type of insect that stung you).
5. You can also apply an ice or a cold compress to avoid swelling of the part of the body.
However, if the sting or bite is not something you can handle, it is advisable that you visit a doctor immediately.