Saturday, June 30, 2012

Insect bites


The most dangerous allergies to insect stings in the head and neck. But only certain kinds of insects cause an allergic reaction


Stings or mosquito bites, ticks, bees, spiders ... can go unnoticed, however, are rare cases that occur at all harmless and other allergic reactions. The most dangerous allergies to insect stings in the head and neck.But only certain kinds of insects cause an allergic reaction.
They are, says Dr. Rajic Stošović, allergist and immunologist at the Institute for Allergy and Immunology, KCS, bees, wasps, hornets and wasps.
- They bite through the skin injected with poison. Insects that attack bites: ants, bugs, fleas and spiders can cause allergy, but only unpleasant reactions - explains Dr. Stošović. - Sting allergy is inherited, but no character is not a sufficient indicator that someone has an allergy to insect stings.

Allergy is manifested first of redness, swelling, pain and itching with the island in diameter larger than 10 inches, and lasts longer than 24 hours. In more serious cases occur in patches, redness all over my body, and swelling of soft tissues, tongue, throat, throat, groin, genitals.
- What are the life-threatening reactions to the heart and blood vessels, swelling of the airways, pharynx, larynx, palate, with reported nausea, vomiting, loss of pressure, all of which leads to suffocation - specifies Dr. Stošović. - The injection site to serious consequences may take up to 15 minutes, and that is why many unfortunately ends in death.

Insects that bite causing less pain and more swelling and redness, while with insect bites occur stronger pain. The reaction runs for two hours. Our source stresses that one should not touch and scratch the affected area. It can be cooled with water or put it on a piece of ice from the refrigerator. Also, the place of the bite should be put on corticosteroid ointment or cream.
- Itching and pain can be alleviated if the affected area with a "paste" of baking soda mixed with water.Today, the market can find a child or rice powder baths ovsenog that may well serve to relieve the itching - Stošović says.

For bee stings, bee sting to the skin sljuštiti the blunt side of a knife or your fingernail. Do not grab the sting with tweezers, because it will squeeze out the rest of the venom into the skin. Place the bite with soap and water. On the injured place to put a cold compress of some apple vinegar and two drops of lavender essential oil.
To prevent inconvenience to the insects should be avoided where there are lots of flowers, dress clothes bright colors, but avoid black clothes and colorful which attracts insects. Avoid strong soaps, detergents and softeners, because it smells attract insects.

UJED WHEN they are upset
Bees and bumblebees sting when they are upset and the "most poisonous" in the spring. Their poisons have similar composition, containing a variety of harmful substances in sensitive persons cause allergic reactions.

SPIDERS
It happens to spider bites cause muscle spasms, stiffness of some of the bite, excessive sweating, headache, nausea or abdominal pain. Do not be surprised by the appearance of an unusual red, white and blue circle shaped rash that appears around the bite site. A poisonous spider bites can cause headache, fever, fatigue and joint pain.

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