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Insect Bites and Stings | Insect Bites Treatment | How to Treat Insect Bites and Stings | 2018

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Abraham the pharmacist is coming to you from London today

okay so check this out and I thought to myself actually

I've seen so many patients with insect bites and stings this summer so let's do a video on it

generally speaking insect bites or stings often cause a small red lump on

the skin which can be painful and itchy the good news is that many clear up

within a few hours or a few days and it can be safely treated at home

I do have a bit of a sore throat

now if you didn't see it happen which most people don't it can

be quite difficult to identify whether you've got bit or stung but not to

worry because the treatments are all very similar and we're gonna get to that

a bit later on in the video let's first start with wasps, hornets and bee stings

they cause a sharp pain at first a swollen mark may then form on your skin

which can cover a larger area depending on how much you react but it's not

usually anything you need to worry about a few people however can experience a

very serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis which causes breathing

difficulties, dizziness, swelling of the face or mouth and if this happens you

need to call 999 immediately for an ambulance now I've left more information in

the description below about anaphylaxis which I'd highly recommend everyone to

read and learn more about, now unlike wasps and hornets, bees tend to leave

their sting in the wound which is it very nice of them but you've got to remove it

and here's how you do it simply brush or scrape the sting outwards using