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Please tell me home treatment of insect bites and stings?

Please tell me home treatment of insect bites and stings?

Local wound care: Simple bites or stings can be handled like any other scrape/scratch with observation & local wound care. Examine the site & if a stinger is seen, try to scrape it away with a sideways motion to prevent injecting more toxin.Clean the surrounding skin & observe, a dab of antibiotic ointment will keep the site covered.If a bite or sting produces immediate dizziness, cramps or breathing pbms call 911. ...Read more

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Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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Please tell me all treatment for insect bites and stings?

Please tell me all treatment for insect bites and stings?

Do you have an hour?: There are so many ways to treat depending on severity and other individual medical factors that there is no way to fully describe them here. However, generally, treat with pain or itch control medicines like ibuprofen, tylenol, benadryl, and Hydrocortisone creams and watch for signs of infection progressing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wasp stings?

What is the treatment for  wasp stings?

Benadryl,ice, epi: For local reactions Benadryl and ice will help. Tylenol would be reasonable for pain. However, if there is a systemic reaction (hives, breathing difficulty, faintness), then Epinephrine (epi-pen and others) should be given im and the patient should go to the er. For patients with systemic reactions venom immunotherapy (desensitization) is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Longtime typist. Had small sphere in wrist on side of pinky popped on its own. Stinging, pain lifting what could it have been? Does it need treatment?

Longtime typist. Had small sphere in wrist on side of pinky popped on its own. Stinging, pain lifting what could it have been? Does it need treatment?

Wrist lump: The most common cause of lumps/nodules on the wrist are small cysts that grow on the tendons called "ganglia". They are benign and usually don't require any treatment. Sometimes, if they get large enough, they become a nuisance because of the pressure and then can be surgically removed or injected with cortisone (50% effective). Often they rupture on their own and need no treatment. ...Read more

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How to know what is best treatment for wasp stings?

How to know what is best treatment for wasp stings?

Meat tenderizer: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal into a paste & apply.Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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Which treatment for wasp stings is the very best?

Which treatment for wasp stings is the very best?

Wasp stings: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scorpion sting?

What is the best treatment for scorpion sting?

Symptomatic: Most scorpions in my area are non-venomous. So i would check with your doctor regarding how dangerous scorpions are in your area. But most can be managed with a cool pack and benadryl. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my stinging urination?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my stinging urination?

See physician: This could be a urinary tract infection which needs to be diagnosed and treated by your physician. If it is due to another cause-you still need diagnosis and treatment from your physician. Drink lots of water until you're able to see the physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

Treat symptoms: With a centipede bite it will likely be a very irritating reaction locally to the skin. Would recommend cortisone cream and try to keep wound clean with antibiotic ointment or cream. If severe see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bee stings?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bee stings?

Bee Stings: Benadryl will help with itching. And some people suggest making a paste of baking soda and meat tenderizer, and applying it to the site. ...Read more

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