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emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained

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"Pharmacists can provide expert advice and treatment for common summer health problems such as hay fever, dehydration, insect bites and stings. The minor injuries unit at Stirling Health and Care Village, which is open every day from 9am to 9pm, can treat adults and children over the age of one for cuts and grazes, insect bites, minor burns, sprains and strains.
Ant bites and stings are generally harmless, although you'll probably feel a nip and a pale pink mark may develop on your skin.
If you suffer with hayfever, eczema or other allergies, then you are more likely to react to insect bites and stings" Some people may also have a mild allergic reaction to the actual saliva or venom, which can lead to the area becoming swollen, red and painful, Superdrug expert Kathryn Granleese said.
"Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, or minor swelling.
From March 2015 to 2016, more than 85,000 people visited A&E for animal bites and stings.
Bites and stings are commonly encountered clinical problems in the tropics.
These medicated itch and pain relief wipes provide immediate relief from insect bites and stings, reduce the urge to scratch, and are individually wrapped to easily take on outdoor adventures.
Insects cause injuries by their bites and stings, allergic reactions to secretions, systemic toxicity, and by transmitting diseases.
MOST insect bites and stings cause small reactions that are confined to the area of the bite.
We conducted a pilot study using a self-administered survey to investigate the current use of homoeopathic treatments for various bites and stings by Australian practitioners.
New research using several strategies is improving on methods of producing antivenom and may soon make treatment of venomous bites and stings less expensive, less risky, and more effective.
But it also means suffering from insect bites and stings that can really bug you and spoil your summer fun.
In a study of 769 adults and children with bites and stings who presented to an emergency department or primary care clinic, the most commonly prescribed drugs were antihistamines, given to 106 of 120 patients (88%) with acute systemic reactions.