Stings and Bites
Usually, a scorpion sting lasts for about 7 to 10 days with its local symptoms. You will feel the pain, swelling and numbness in the area around the sting. However, these symptoms are minor and not too complicated. They can go away on their own, without the need for treatment. Even if you are stung by the most venomous scorpions, there are high chances that you will survive the venom. You should call the doctor as soon as possible as the doctor will be able to guide you about the right treatment.
A healthy adult cannot die from a scorpion sting. Or even if one dies, the cases are very rare. The chances of fatality are high for the kids or the elderly people, who have a weak immunity. Also if there are adults, who have immunity disorders or heart diseases, then the scorpion sting can prove to be fatal.
When it comes to information regarding tick bites, a lot is said about tick bites of which some are facts while other are misconceptions and it is very important to separate facts from misconceptions. Below mentioned are some of the misconceptions associated with tick bites.
However, if the individual is allergic to the toxin released by the tick when it bites, then along with redness and swelling, there will be itching which can at times be severe. Tick bite in an otherwise healthy individual does not cause any itching or swelling.
The typical reactions of a wolf spider bite are redness, pain, and itchiness that diminish over the short time period. When a wolf spider bites, it feels similar to a bee sting. The venom of these spiders is not poisonous to the humans and most of the individuals do not get allergic reactions. Know the symptoms, treatment and prevention of wolf spider bites.
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.
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.
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.
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.