After chilly cold winters, everyone loves to be outdoors when the weather is pleasant and light. Kids love spring and summer as they get to play and have loads of fun outside. But as well as bringing in lot of fun and outdoor activities, summers bring insects and bees too. Bee stings are bound to happen when you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Here are some tips for treating bee stings and insect bites:
If your kid or any other member of the family is stung by a bee, take her to some safe place where there are no bees around.
Find the bee stinger and remove it immediately. The longer the stinger stays in place the more harm it causes.
You can apply a paste of baking powder to pull some of the poison out of the bee sting. Baking soda also helps pull the venom out.
If the bee sting has not caused any serious allergic reactions, you may use conventional drugs to ease the pain. Give a pain reliever like ibuprofen or apply an antibiotic ointment to help reduce pain and to reduce wound infection.
In case the victim is stung by 10 or more bees or the sting is on the critical areas like inside throat, nose, or mouth, rush the patient to the emergency immediately as swelling in these areas can cause shortness of breath.
If the victim is a child and is scared of going to the doctor, make sure that you have a natural pain management device like Buzzy 4 shots. Buzzy 4 shots is a wonderful device that blocks sharp pain and gives distraction when children are being given injections. The device puts pain management in your hands and works quite well for shots, bee stings, boo boos, medicines and immunisation.
With proper first aid and emergency, you can prevent bee sting from getting worse. But it is important to make your kids understand that bees sting when you annoy them or try to hurt them. So ask your children to enjoy their own games rather than interfering with the bees around and they would be safe and sound.
James is an author of http://www.parentslikeus.com.au blog. Through this blog, he tries to share the best information about innovative baby products essential to new and expecting parents. He loves blogging and covering various topics.