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Home Remedies For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the best home remedy in emergency for scorpion sting or in other words single sting?
Is spider bite also treated likewise?
Scorpion sing: Put a tourniquet above the site of the sting and go to the nearest emergency department. enveomation requires emergency attention ...Read more
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, (acetaminophen) benadryl, and Hydrocortisone creams and watch for signs of infection progressing. ...Read more
In this situation : I would not recommend a home remedy. See a foot doc. Something's should be left for a doctor to tend to. This is one of them. ...Read more
What are some home remedies to treat my tongue? It keeps having a stinging sensation like I bit it.
Exam: Not normal. Diagnosis before treatment. See an oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
Remove stinger ASAP: By scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy Shots: Bee sting allergy can be life threatening. Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benadryl, (diphenhydramine)ice, epi: For local reactions Benadryl and ice will help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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