Sweet pears, peaches, plums attract not only kids, they are loved by wasps and bees. Sometimes they get to these fruits first and, climbing inside, they feast on the sweet pulp there. Therefore, in summer, wasps and bees pose a danger not only when they hover around you, but also when you eat fruits or other sweets, especially on the street.
For some, it can be fraught with only short-term pain, a small tumor and redness of the bite site, which will disappear in a few hours. For others - the occurrence of an allergic reaction, extensive and severe. It will manifest itself by the appearance of a rash on the body, itching, shortness of breath, dizziness and even loss of consciousness. There is a so-called anaphylactic shock. However, hypersensitivity to wasp venom is not very common.
Immediately after the bite, first aid should be given to the baby.
The algorithm of actions is quite simple and looks like this:
Such an algorithm of actions is the most acceptable. The help provided according to this instruction will be the key to preventing the manifestation of dangerous complications.
What should I do if a child is bitten by a wasp? In any case, do not panic, but try to help. To relieve pain from a wasp bite, first of all it is necessary to disinfect the bite site and attach something cold to it, for example, a piece of ice or a wet cloth. Then you should give the child hot tea and be sure to take an allergy pill, for example, Suprastin, Diazolin, Claritin or Cetirizine. If the bite site is very itchy, you can use special ointments such as "Psilo-balsam", "Irikara".
What should I do if a child is bitten by a wasp in the mouth or tongue? This is very dangerous if the child suffers from allergies. Swelling of the larynx can lead to suffocation. It is necessary to immediately give an allergy pill and call a doctor, perhaps the doctor will recommend injections or tell you which anti-allergenic drugs to take. Before the arrival of the doctor, the throat should be rinsed with cool water.
What to do if a child is bitten by a wasp at a picnic? At a picnic, a plantain leaf, a parsley root, a slice of onion or cucumber that you need to attach to the bitten place will help you. You can lubricate the itchy place with dandelion juice or mint leaves, or you can attach a dressing with garlic or onion gruel, raw mashed potatoes to the wound.
If a child was bitten in the eye by a wasp, then there is nothing particularly terrible about it. You need to act in the same way as in previous cases. And most likely, you will have to walk for a couple of days with a swollen eye until the swelling subsides.
It happens that the reaction to a wasp bite does not manifest itself immediately. Therefore, if your child was bitten for the first time, you should consult a doctor to insure against anaphylactic shock. Finally, if a child is bitten by a lot of wasps, you need to call an ambulance immediately.
Most often, wasps or bees can bite you in nature when you go on a picnic, to the village, to the country. In order not to attract their attention, you should not wear bright clothes and use toilet water with a sweet or floral smell. Long hair is best collected in a ponytail or hidden under a headdress.
At a picnic, you should try to eat less sweets, do not leave food and drinks open, wash your lips and hands after eating, especially for children.
If a wasp or a bee still flew to you, do not brush it off or try to kill it, it is better to step aside. You can use insect repellents.
By following all these tips, you are more likely to be able to avoid having to look for an answer to the question: what to do if a child is bitten by a wasp?
If the wasp bite has fallen on the surface of the mucous membranes, and the swelling that has formed is rapidly spreading, an emergency call for emergency care is necessary.
Attention! In this case, the first aid measure is extremely simple - prevention of dehydration, the child should drink enough liquid.
The list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention includes:
The wasp, like many other insects, does not sting a person just like that, it often happens as a result of a threat.
Why do bees often sting children? Children often consume sweets and sweets on the street, and it is this smell that attracts bees. After meeting with the wasp, you need to remain calm.
Refusing to seek medical help is not always the best solution. If the bite fell on the child's arm or leg, and it is an isolated one, there is certainly no threat to the life of the crumbs, but it is necessary to monitor the child's condition in any case. An increase in body temperature or the manifestation of symptoms of intoxication is a reason to call an emergency team.
It is difficult to find a person who has not encountered such an incident as a wasp bite throughout his life. It would seem that this is an ordinary situation, but it can also be dangerous, especially if an insect stings a child.A single bite is not dangerous, but multiple lesions are a clear indication for hospitalization of the patient in the intensive care unit. Parents should remember the need for timely access to a doctor.
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