If you know what bit you or what bit your children, you will act more quickly and avoid an outcome that can be fatal.
Insect bites often cause pain after it has become impossible for us to identify what caused it. In many cases, not knowing can complicate things and sometimes even cause death.
We have already talked about bed bug bites before. The problem with these insects is that they only come out at night while we sleep and when they bite they secrete a substance like “anesthesia” that numbs the affected area, causing us to only feel pain when there are no traces of bed bugs. This leaves many people unaware of the cause of skin rashes.
Bed bugs hide in mattresses, bedding, dark and damp places. When they sting, they each do so in three or four nearby places on your skin causing the rashes to appear in one area more than others. Usually the skin becomes red, swollen and very itchy.
One of the most dangerous spiders is the Black Widow, and also the Brown Recluse.
The Reclusa Parda is very common in the tropical areas of Latin America. As reported by BBC Mundo, this spider bites more than “7,000 people in Brazil alone” annually.
Colombia is another very affected place in which numerous cases are reported in which both adults and children receive these bites that can only be treated by receiving the necessary antidote.
To identify a spider bite, you must look at the affected area and identify two points known as “schematic points.” If these are present, you should seek help in the case of a poisonous spider, especially if they live in places where they are common to find.
A tick bite can be extremely dangerous if it is infected. This may be “responsible for causing serious problems, even causing paralysis of the body” of the affected person, affecting the nervous system, as reported in the Children’s Guide.
If you feel symptoms, check your body to see if you still have the tick somewhere, like on your scalp. Remember that ticks transmit the virus after 48 hours and that acting urgently is extremely important.
- 4. Scorpion or scorpion stings
Usually a red dot is seen and the surrounding area turns red; Another sign is very severe pain. In these cases, it is recommended to take into account the type of scorpion that stung the person (if you could see it), the age of the affected person (the younger or older, the more dangerous), and the amount of poison.
In Argentina, the deaths of two girls and a boy fighting for their lives were reported after being bitten by a scorpion.
According to Infobae, the danger is in the fact that the poison spreads and it is advised not to wait for medical attention.
Bee and wasp stings can only be extremely painful for some people, but with an allergy to the venom of these insects, their stings can be deadly.
The bite has a red dot, which is the place where the insect’s stinger was left and the area around it has almost a discoloration of the skin and becomes inflamed, apart from causing terrible pain.
If you do not know if the person is allergic, it is recommended that their reaction be observed. If the symptoms are more than pain from the sting, that person should get medical attention immediately.
Less dangerous but painful bites (it is good to know how to differentiate them from those that do represent a real danger)
The bites of the fire ants are usually quite painful and annoying, especially because the area becomes infected and inflamed. They usually look like a pimple or blister with a red area around it.
Although the bite is painful, the pain usually passes quickly and only the itchiness persists. On the other hand, it is recommended not to squeeze the blister that forms to prevent the infection that causes the bite from enlarging.
One of its most outstanding characteristics is the itchiness it generates.
Like bed bug bites, they also occur in groups. Fleas are parasites that not only infect animals, they can also infect humans.
Fortunately, the bites are benign as discussed in CCN. The same article explains that children are more likely to receive these bites and that in their presence, we must fumigate to eradicate them from the home.