In the summer it is very likely to be targeted by insects. Bites from mosquitoes, bees, wasps, fleas and bugs are the order of the day. Here are some useful tips to recognize and treat them.
We know mosquito bites well, they are the most frequent and, unfortunately, familiar. They manifest themselves with an annoying itching, more or less strong, and the appearance of a reddened pompom. The pompoms can be multiple and affect more parts of the body. There are various remedies for relieving and letting the itching go away, including:
- Apply Prep, a dermoprotective ointment available in pharmacies, but also in supermarkets.
- Apply Tea Tree Oil, a soothing soothing agent available both in herbal medicine and in pharmacies.
- Wrap ice in a cloth and rub it on the reddened part.
- Apply on the toothpaste puncture, letting it dry for about 20 minutes and then remove it with water.
The bee is a peaceful insect, it only stings if attacked or to defend its hive. After stinging, in fact, the bee dies. The first thing to do in case of a bee sting is to remove the sting. Before doing so, wash your hands thoroughly and, using two fingers, press the parts around the bladder that has formed. Immediately afterwards, apply a cold water compress and, if necessary, a cream to the sting, which your doctor will be able to advise you as appropriate.
Caution: bee stings cause swelling, redness and itching, but can also cause a severe allergic reaction.
Wasps And Bumblebees
Unlike bees, wasps and hornets can attack you more than once. Unfortunately, you can intervene on the sting promptly with one of these household methods:
- Clean the affected part with soap and water.
- Apply ice to the wound to relieve any inflammation.
- Spread a cortisonic or antihistamine cream to reduce pain and swelling.
- If none of these procedures are effective, seek medical attention.
Fleas And Feeds
Fleas are small, wingless insects. As a result of a sting, the affected part may swell and cause itching, and small bruises may form, not to be scratched, to avoid bleeding.
The most valid remedy against these stings is represented by antiparasitic substances, but before using one it is absolutely necessary to consult your doctor to choose the most suitable product.
The bug bites, on the other hand, are small and annoying. These bugs usually target face, neck, hands and arms. The first thing to do is to avoid scratching in the affected area in order to avoid the expansion of the infection. A good first thing to do is to wash the wound under running water and then disinfect it. If the discomfort persists, you will need to consult a doctor in order to buy a cream to apply to the affected area.