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Insect stings Mosquito bites and ticks: Insect stings Honeybees, bumblebees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants o Insects account for more deaths and illnesses each year than all other venomous animals combined. Recognizing o Instant pain, redness around the sting site, and itching. o Worrisome reactions include hives, swelling of lips or tongue, a tickle in the throat, and wheezing. Life threatening reactions o Grayish skin color, seizures, unresponsiveness, inability to breathe Care for Insect Stings o Wash the sting site with soap and water to prevent infection. o Apply an ice pack over the sting site to slow absorption of the venom and relieve pain. o Take aspirin o Then watch for signs and symptoms for at least 30 minutes Mosquito Bits and Ticks
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Unformatted text preview: • They both carry many diseases • Mosquito Bits o Care Wash the bitten area with soap and water Apply an ice pack Then apply calamine lotion to decrease redness and itching • Prevent o Wear long clothing o And use insect repellent • Ticks o Usually seen mostly on domestic animals o They use humans for their blood • Care o Remove as soon as possible using tweezers or a tick removal tool o Grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible and then pull the tick away from the skin. o After removed wash the area with soap and water o Apply an ice pack to reduce the pain o Then apply calamine lotion to relieve itching o And keep the area clean • Prevent o Wear long clothing o Use insect repellent...
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