Stings and Bites
It has been recorded that the cockroaches prey on the human flesh (living and dead). They are more prone to bite hands, feet, eyelashes and fingernails. The bites cause swelling, irritation or lesions. Small wound infections are found in few people. Numerous kinds of treatment are available for cockroach bites and few of these variants are as follows: Avoid rubbing or pressing the affected area and wash it with water that is clean. Wash the affected area gently with alcohol.
Though, in most cases, the mosquito bites are harmless and the itchy bumps subside within a few hours to days; however, sometimes these can be a real problem or nuisance. Through these bites, parasitic or viral diseases can be transmitted. Common disease transmitted through mosquito bites includes zika disease, dengue, malaria, west nile, yellow fever, chikungunya and rift valley fever.
The itching caused by the bee sting differs in their duration. When the person suffers from a single sting and the local reaction is of small size, it takes few hours to subside and does not persist till the next day. In case of the bee sting, the stinger must be removed immediately. It should not be removed by using fingers but by using the hard edge of credit card or a blunt butter knife.
Know the 13 common behaviors which provoke a dog to bite, who is at risk, tips to prevent a dog bite, its first and treatment.
A bite from poisonous or venomous snake can be lethal. A bite from a harmless or non-venomous snake can also be serious, resulting in a severe allergic reaction or infection. First aid measures after being bitten by a snake includes, remaining calm, cleaning the bite region and immobilizing the bite area.
The hobo spider bite is not painful and feels like a pinprick because of which it often goes unnoticed. Hobo spider bite, if left untreated, can lead to toxicosis which is often seen with necrotic arachnidism (i.e tissue death post spider bite). There may be nerve damage from tissue death leading to numbness and loss of sensation in limbs. Know the symptoms, treatment, prognosis and prevention of hobo spider bite.
A Yellow Jacket Sting is extremely painful and one insect can sting an individual, multiple times. Along with pain, there will be redness, swelling, pain, and itching along with inflammation in the affected area. Some of the useful home remedies for yellow jacket sting include cold compress, baking soda, vinegar, honey, plantain leaves and activated charcoal.