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INSECT BITES

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Insect bites produce swelling irritation and in some occasions an infection or poisoning as in the case of those of scorpions, tarantulas etc.Suggestion:

When it is a minor bite such as from an ant, a mosquito, a bee or a wasp, the best remedy is to:

  • Squeeze the area a little in order to get out as much as possible of the substance injected by the insect.
  • Apply ice to reduce inflammation.
  • Apply a clay or mud pack on the bite it will absorb the poison while drying.

SNAKE BITE

In case of a snake bite, check to see if it left two fang punctures or several teeth marks. If there are two punctures, the snake is poisonous and you should do the following:

  • Remain motionless, quiet, and do not move the bitten part. Don’t walk.
  • Tie a tourniquet or apply pressure (not too hard) above the bitten part. Loosen it a little every 20 minutes.
  • Sterilize a sharp blade or knife with fire.
  • Make a cut ½” length and ¼” in depth on each bite.
  • Strongly suck wound and spit the poison out. Do this for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Half hours after the bite was received don’t suck any more.

Warning! Find a doctor immediately who can inject an anti-venom serum and something for tetanus.


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