Insect bites and stings

Insect bites and stings

Symptoms:

  • Localised pain
  • Itchiness or irritation
  • A small raised area around the sting or bite

Seriousness:

  • Treat at home, or if your child shows symptoms of anaphylactic shock due to an allergic reaction to the sting or bite, take her to hospital immediately.

Treatment:

  • Cool compresses, calamine and tea tree oil relieve itchiness.
  • Keep your child's nails short and clean so that the bites don't become infected from scratching.

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