A sting from a bee, wasp, or hornet can be painful!
It is important to keep an eye on children when they have been stung. An allergic reaction or multiple stings can be more severe in children than adults.
The dermatologists from The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) suggest the following to treat a sting from a bee, wasp, or hornet:
1. Stay calm. Although most bees usually only sting once, wasps and hornets can sting again. If you are stung, calmly walk away from the area to avoid additional attacks.
2. Remove the stinger. If the stinger remains in your skin, remove it by scraping over it with your fingernail or a piece of gauze. Never use tweezers to remove a stinger, as squeezing it can cause more venom to release into your skin.
3. Wash the sting with soap and water.
4. Apply a cold pack to reduce swelling. However, if the swelling moves to other parts of your body, such as your face or neck, go to the emergency room immediately, as you might be having an allergic reaction. Other signs of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, nausea, hives, or dizziness.
5. Consider taking over-the-counter pain medication. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings are painful. Painkillers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help relieve the pain. Always follow the directions on the label and use the correct dose.
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Go to the emergency room right away or call 911 if an allergic reaction includes:
· Difficulty breathing,
· Sensation that the throat is closing,
· Swollen lips, tongue, or face,
· Chest pain,
· A racing heartbeat, that lasts more than a few minutes,
No need to panic if your child gets stung when you are prepared. Have a great summer.