First Aid for Stings

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As the warm and sunny weather returns, it is extremely common for people to get bitten or stung by an insect or bug, particularly when eating outside or walking around barefoot.

Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Sting:

  • Pain where the casualty has been stung
  • Redness and swelling around the site of the sting

What to do for a Sting:

  • If the sting is visible, then carefully remove using a credit card. NEVER use tweezers, as this would squeeze the venom into the skin.
  • Wash the affected area with lots of warm soapy water.
  • Apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce any pain or swelling.
  • If the casualty shows any signs of a severe allergic reaction, such as difficulty in breathing or any swelling, call 999 for an ambulance immediately.

Interested in learning first aid?

Why not attend one of our First Aid Courses in High Wycombe that we run regularly. This is an ideal First Aid Course for Individuals or smaller groups.

We can also come in-house to your office or place of work at a date and time that suits your requirements to run a workplace first aid course. All we ask is that you provide us with the largest room possible to ensure their is plenty of space to carry out practical training tasks.

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