How to Treat Insect Bites

1998

MosquitoThe summer is in high gear, it means that besides the heat, beach games, and stirring parties everyday life is also filled with lowlights – mosquitoes, flies, gadflies, bees, and other insects which can easily ruin your vacation. Here you will find some simple tips which will help you not to make mistakes when treating the after-effects of the bites.

What to Do When Bitten by a Bee?

The recommendations of doctors is not to remove the bee sting with fingers; if squeezed the poison “bag” pours out directly into the wound. The sting should be removed with a gliding motion of a knife or a nail along the surface of the skin. Furthermore, if possible apply something cold upon the bite.

Other Insect Bites

If you were bitten by mosquitoes, gadflies, or midges apply some crumbed mint, St. John’s wort, camomile, or plantain. A slice of lemon, blossoms of bird cherry tree, a little of cotton wool wetted with ammonia spirit or vinegar. If those methods do not help, you should apply a compress made with household soda and take some allergy drugs.