Bee stings are highly annoying, and they can be pretty dangerous. It is always important to start the treatment of these stings immediately. In fact, out of all the venomous insects in Australia, bees, wasps, and ants cause the most medical problems. These insects are all grouped together into what is known as the Hymenoptera Order. Stings and bites from these little guys are called Hymenoptera Stings.

Thankfully most of the time, it is possible to treat these stings and bites with just a bit of first aid. It is important, however, to monitor the victim of these attacks for a few hours after the received their injury. Some victims will have a deadly allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock. Not everyone will show or have the same signs. Some people will start showing symptoms of an allergic reaction almost immediately, but a few will have a delayed reaction that can start a few hours later.

In either case, it is important to get professional medical assistance immediately. Victims will slowly start to have trouble breathing as the area around their throat begins to swell. Also, anyone who gets stunned on the face or neck needs to be treated by a medical professional as soon as possible. The swelling can get so bad that they will be unable to breathe. Nearly 40 people die of this each year because medical assistance was not summoned quickly enough.

Bee Sting Treatment

Epipen – An Epipen is a pre-measured dosage of an Epinephrine Injection. Epinephrine is used to treat anyone who is going into anaphylactic shock. These shots are kept in a device that resembles a highlighter. They are extremely easy to use, with simple directions posted on them. Most of them work by delivering a shot to the leg.

Leave The Area - It is important that the victim of a bee sting leaves the immediate area, and if possible they should head indoors. A bee sting often leaves a pheromone scent on its victim marking them as an enemy of the hive. Other bees will attempt to continue to sting the victim, which can aggravate the situation. Multiple bee stings can become a life-threatening situation.

Regular Sting - Regular stings are pretty easy to treat. Usually, the stringer will be really easy to remove, but the edge of a credit card can help to remove it. Once it is removed, wash the area under warm water, and treat it like any other wound. Be careful though, bee stings tend to get infected always use some sort of antiseptic.

Infected Sting - If the wound becomes red and hurts for a few days it might be infected. Go see a doctor right away, and they will let you know the next step. Usually, they will just prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

Bee Stings Symptoms

The most deadly condition that can arise from a bee sting is anaphylactic shock. Symptoms will likely develop in just under an hour, and victims are likely to experience wheezing, trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, chest pains, weakness, and can start developing hives. Anyone showing any of these symptoms needs to seek immediate medical assistance.

Most bee stings are not going to be that serious. The site of the sting will be the only area that is really affected. The area that was stung is going to develop a 4-inch bump that is going to burn and itch for a few days. It is possible to relieve some of the discomfort using some over the counter bug bite medication.

Bee Sting Prevention

The most effective treatment is always going to be prevention. There are a lot of ways to prevent getting stung. Bees are extremely territorial, and anyone who unexpectedly encounters a nest should back away from it quickly but quietly. Bees are sensitive to vibrations and heavy footsteps are likely to cause them to become defensive, so step likely when walking away.

Anyone who is going to be attempting to get rid of bees from their property needs to take proper precautions. These bees are going to be extremely agitated when you begin removing their hive. Always wear protective clothing before trying to remove a hive. You can also hire Bees and Wasp Control Brisbane professionals.

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