During the summer months, the issue of insect bites. Allergist-immunologist Alexey Popovich told what the consequences could be and how to deal with them. The specialist notes that the bites of stinging insects (wasps, bees, hornets) are especially dangerous, since the reaction of the body can be unpredictable, up to anaphylactic shock.
“Insect bites are stinging, stabbing, and reactions to bites can be associated with allergies, can be in the form of infections that insects infect at the bite site. and disinfected,” Popovich explained in an interview with RT.
But do not discount piercing insects such as mosquitoes, midges, horseflies, because their bites can also cause strong reactions. To reduce the “effect”, the site of the lesion must be disinfected with an antiseptic.
“It is advisable to put cold on the site of the bite and, if possible, use anti-inflammatory drugs. If the person is allergic in itself, then take an antihistamine. to have with you and what measures to help yourself to provide, “concluded the allergist.