Insect bites and stings
- Localised pain
- Itchiness or irritation
- A small raised area around the sting or bite
- 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.
- 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.