Working wasps attack humans mainly in the autumn period, when the commune breaks up, the larvae are fed, the female has found a secluded place for wintering. Insect bites are very painful, a sting remains in the middle, but the danger is that some people develop an allergic reaction after the bite, which in some cases is life-threatening.
After a wasp sting, provide first aid to the victim. Using sterile tweezers, remove the sting, attach an ice pack to the reddened area. Do not squeeze the sting out with your finger, this is very dangerous, since, firstly, an infection can go, and secondly, the poison will spread throughout the bloodstream.
If the patient is experiencing severe pain, give a NSAID tablet to drink. To prevent the site of the bite from becoming inflamed and there is no severe itching, wipe it with a cotton pad dipped in 3% hydrogen peroxide or table vinegar.
In most cases, after a wasp sting, professional medical attention is not required. For mild allergic symptoms, give the victim an antihistamine tablet.
In case of difficulty breathing, redness of the skin, rapidly spreading edema, immediately call an ambulance or take the patient to the hospital yourself. In a hospital setting, he will be injected with adrenaline, steroid and antihistamines.
In addition, a doctor should be consulted if there is suppuration at the site of the bite, with fever, increasing pain, if there is soreness in the throat when swallowing, with bites in the eye, inside of the mouth or throat, and numerous bites.
With a tetanus vaccination more than 10 years ago, all patients need to be re-vaccinated, since there is a potential risk of getting sick with wasp bites.
In a medical setting, emergency assistance is carried out, then blood pressure and pulse are checked. If all indicators are normal, there is no need to conduct an additional examination.
To prevent repeated bites, do not stay in places where wasps congregate and in places where wasp nests are located, do not wave your hands if a wasp has flown up to you, do not wear bright clothes, do not use eau de toilette and perfume with sweet smells, do not drink sugary drinks on the street, do not eat fruit.