It would seem that harmless and small insects are not capable of serious harm. However, it is not. They can harm the health of a small child. Therefore, they should beware. Often, the bite of an insect can be a real infection, which gives a failure in the body.
As a rule, insects do not release poison when they are bitten. They release saliva, which contains particularly dangerous enzymes. They just have a negative impact on the overall health of the baby.
The most dangerous is the bug. It can cause a strong attack in the child’s body.
First aid to a child with a mosquito bite
It is very careful and cautious to treat insect bites. As soon as characteristic bites were noticed on the child's body, it is necessary to immediately fully examine the baby. Pay attention to his general condition.
In the event that a child has a headache, nausea, fever, immediately call the ambulance team. In other cases, you can cope on your own, having a first aid kit with the right medicines.
If parents notice that the child has been exposed to the bite of an insect, then immediately it is necessary to provide first aid regardless of whether the swelling has gone or not. Be sure to wash the affected area under cold water.
After that, according to the age peculiarities, it is necessary to give the baby antiallergic means. If you are bitten by a bug or a wasp, you should apply ice soaked in ammonia. This method will most quickly help to cope with swelling, reduce pain.
An effective tool that helps in the shortest possible time to cope with edema. With this drug you can get rid of the possible manifestations of allergies. Available in different forms: gel, drops, capsules. Gel is used for children of all ages. It has an antiseptic effect, helps relieve irritation and itching.
The gel is applied to the affected surface, lightly massaged movements. There is no special dressing or bandage on top.
Topical cream with natural composition. Its main ingredients are oils of mint, chamomile, eucalyptus and other herbs. Nezulin helps in the shortest possible time to cope with inflammation, without leaving traces on the human body.
Nezulin is allowed to use for children of any age, which makes it available even for infants. It is common practice to apply Nezulin cream on the affected area. You can do this up to 4 times a day.
Available in gel form. Suitable for children from 1 year of age. It should be applied to the dry affected area. At the same time, the gel is not rubbed into the skin, it is only applied to the surface with a small layer.
Psilo-balm due to its unique composition has a cooling effect, which allows to reduce itching and redness.
A hormonal remedy that from the inside copes with the inflamed area. It is allowed to apply only to children older than 3-4 months. It is gently rubbed into the surface of the skin, not more than 2 times a day. Elidel is a powerful tool, so it is advised to apply it only in some cases when there is an extensive tumor or a bright itch.
The cream has a special property by which histamine receptors are blocked. This in turn helps reduce allergic reactions.
Ointment must be applied to the body, wait half an hour, and after the expiration of the period to repeat the procedure. Soventol is not recommended to be used more often 3-4 times a day.
The drug has the actions of this ambulance. It relieves allergic reactions, has a cooling effect, relieves itching and swelling. The rescuer helps children of any age in the shortest possible time to cope with any forms and manifestations of allergies.
Wasps, bees, bumblebees, hornets
Diptera are often the most dangerous, namely wasps, bees and bumblebees. They are able not only to bite through the human body, but also to infect him with an infection.
The bite of a wasp is considered the most painful. Bees, despite their greater growth, bite much less painful.
The most troubled and evil insects are wasps and bees. And bumblebees, and hornets show aggression only in rare cases, so you still need to try to piss them off.
Bites like insects are considered quite painful. Often, a sting remains in the affected area, which causes tremendous discomfort. You can try to get it by pressing on both sides or using tweezers.
Even if after a bite, no special manifestations immediately appeared, in any case, treatment of the affected site is required. To do this, use the most common hydrogen peroxide, which is applied to the infected area.
What if a child is allergic to a bee sting or wasp?
The most severe health problems after a bite are those children who are allergic to insects.
You can learn about this only in a special laboratory, where you will need to pass the necessary tests.
- After the bite, it is urgent to remove the sting.
It alone can release poison into the body. The most common tweezers are used to extract the tip.
- Disinfect the wound with hydrogen peroxide or ammonia.
In the event that these funds were not available, use the most common laundry soap.
- Take a piece of ice, wrap it in a cloth dipped in liquid ammonia.
Apply ice to the affected skin. In this case, it is the ice that will help to prevent further infection to the whole human body.
As drugs that can provide first aid, can be used Fenistil, Asterisk, Bepanten. Apply the cream to the affected area of the skin and monitors the overall health of the baby. As soon as you notice the onset of edema, you can safely call an ambulance.
How to avoid the bites of bees, wasps, bumblebees?
It would be best to teach a child to communicate with insects from childhood. Tell your son or daughter that you should not annoy a bee and in every way display it on emotions. Also, do not touch the bumblebee sitting on a flower. The less attention a child will show to such insects, the less chance they will bite him.
In the summer, before drinking from a glass, you should initially see what is in it. Wasps are very fond of sweet water, but often fall into it. Accordingly, at this time they are as annoyed and angry as possible. A child, not looking at what he drinks, can simply get a bite right into the tongue.
What can not be done with insect bites?
There are special strict rules that indicate abusive behavior after a bite.
In the event that the parent detects bite marks on the child’s body, first aid should be given immediately. There is no need to try to understand what kind of insect bit your child. This will be a waste of time for which an allergic reaction can occur.
It is strictly forbidden to treat the affected area with alcohol, vodka or iodine. These are the three components that can only increase the manifestation of an allergic reaction.
In the event that no changes have taken place after the first medical aid, it is urgent to call an ambulance.
Insect bites can cause irreparable harm to the health of the child. Be sure to purchase emergency medicines. Despite what animal bit the child, the algorithm of first aid will be the same.