How to treat a severe allergy if bitten by a wasp or bee

Serious allergic reactions to wasp and bee stings have increased by about 20 percent over the past ten years. Most cases occur in summerWhen these pests are more active and more outdoor activities are done.

For the summer season, allergists recommend extreme caution When you are outside and as far as possible, avoid eating in the field, he warns, insects come for the food.

In addition, skin-covering clothing should be worn on field trips, preferably with long sleeves and pants and socks, and Avoid dark and bright colors, They attract mosquitoes as well as very strong perfumes.

Allergy experts recommend not approaching bee or wasp nests and, if one of these insects lands on any part of the body, do not attempt to kill or scare it and remain still or until it is away. Till then just go slow.

treatment

The Ministry of Health advises to observe the bite: a local reaction of up to 10 cm with pain or discomfort cannot be considered normal or highly worrisome, but if the reaction exceeds this size or presents symptoms such as generalized urticaria If there is dizziness, nausea, vomiting, a feeling of suffocation or hypotension, you should consult an allergist, as they are symptoms that are considered serious.

In case of any insect bite, the first step is to wash the area thoroughly with water. In case of specific bites e.g. the bee usually leaves the sting, therefore it is necessary to remove it carefully without breaking. After rinsing with water, cold can be applied to the area for a few minutes to relieve pain and swelling.

In case of local reactions, it is advisable to apply an ammonia-based cream or liquid to reduce the reactions. You can also always choose to take an antihistamine under a prescription.

cure a hundred people

About 100 people in the area are receiving treatment from wasp or bee venom along with specific immunotherapy due to allergies to the stings of these insects.

This treatment by means of a vaccine is the only curative procedure in the strict sense of allergic disease. This involves establishing contact in a controlled manner, in this case by subcutaneous injectionBy exposing the patient to the agent to which they have been sensitized, eliciting a modification of the immune response that reduces symptoms in the event of subsequent exposure.

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