What if you are stung by a hornet: To save your life and avoid allergic reactions, you must do this immediately

What to do when you get stung by a hornet?


What does a hornet look like?

With the arrival of spring and beautiful, sunny days, come, of course, insects, some of which can make our day. Flies, flies, mosquitoes, wasps and other flying parasites can be very annoying, especially when they still invade our house. But their stings are harmless, and the symptoms of irritation pass quickly. Of all the insects, the hornet inflicts the most dangerous sting, and people who are otherwise allergic to stings can get severe symptoms, which can be life-threatening.

It is important that when you go to nature, whether in the woods or in the mountains, it is to avoid places where hornets live, and to always dress well and cover every part of the body, and to use protective sprays against insects. If you get stung by a hornet, then it is important to remove the sting from the sting site as soon as possible and apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling and relieve pain, and if you are allergic to stings seek medical help immediately.

How dangerous is it when you get stung by a hornet?

A hornet and its sting can cause serious symptoms, especially in people who are very sensitive to its venom or if they are generally allergic to insect stings. Hornet stings can most often cause redness, swelling and itching in the affected area of ​​skin. If it is a small sting, it can pass within an hour, but in people with allergies, the whole part of the body where the sting is located can swell. The sting of a hornet is inconvenient because it has a strong venom, which can cause severe anaphylactic shock in people who are allergic to insect stings.

Also, if you get stuck in an awkward place like the neck where you may have trouble breathing and even choking, or if you have recently been bitten by a hornet or wasp, then the body and immunity are weakened and become hypersensitive to this allergen, and may occur to a major allergic reaction to repeated hornet stings, in which case you should call an ambulance.

What to do when you get stung by a hornet?

When you get stung by a hornet, it is important that you react quickly and do not panic. If the sting remained in the affected area during the sting, it should be removed. It is much better for you to take the sting out with something else than with tweezers. The reason for this is that the tweezers can only further push the sting into the skin and thus expel the poison more into the body. For these cases, a flat knife is much better when removing the sting out. It is important to do this carefully so as not to cause even bigger problems. Finally, clean that area of ​​skin well, and apply a cold compress to the affected area.

If you get stung by a hornet in the neck and throat area, you may have difficulty breathing and even suffocation, so it is important that you go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Anyone who is allergic to stings, it is important to call an ambulance as there may be a serious anaphylactic shock that can be life threatening.

source: healthline

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