Bug Bites & Sting Relief

There is nothing worse than being outside and hearing the buzzing of a mosquito in your ear and suddenly you feel a quick pinch. Though a bite or sting is usually just a temporary annoyance, they can sometimes lead to further complications.

Insects such as a mosquito inject a small amount of saliva into your blood to prevent the blood from clotting as they suck your blood. This causes the wound to become itchy, similar to an allergic reaction. If the bite becomes to unbearably itchy, you can apply ice or anti-itch cream to help remedy the situation. If the bite does not decrease in size after 1 to 2 hours, you should seek medical attention the next day. If you suddenly have trouble breathing or break out in hives, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Bee stings are not only quite the annoyance, but they can become very painful and swollen. The best way to treat a bee sting is to first remove the stinger with a pair of tweezers or the edge of a card. After the stinger is removed apply ice to the swelling and take over the counter pain relief such as Advil. Similar to bug bites, if you have trouble breathing or break out in hives access medical attention immediately.

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