INSECT BITES TREATMENT
YOUR DERMATOLOGIST IN VIENNA 1030
Insect bites treatment by Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo in Vienna
Most reactions to insect bites are mild, but rarely, insect such as from a bee, a wasp can result in severe reactions.
An insect bite or sting often causes a small, red lump on the skin, which may be painful and itchy.
Most tick bites are harmless, but some ticks may transmit bacteria that cause severe illnesses including Lyme disease.
Dr. Sanlorenzo – Your Dermatologist in Vienna 1030 – responds to the most frequent questions ON INSECT BITES
Wash the skin area with soap and water and apply a cool compress. If needed use a hydrocortisone cream. In case of intensive pain, your doctor can prescribe you paracetamol or ibuprofen.
If you experience difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, eyelids or throat, dizziness, faintness or confusion, rapid heartbeat, nausea, cramps or vomiting, please seek emergency care.
To remove a tick use a set of tweezers, grasp the tick as close as you can to your skin’s surface and pull straight up and away from the skin, applying steady pressure.