Health Tip: Insect Sting First Aid
(HealthDay News) -- For most insect stings, a person can be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. For non-severe reactions, first aid is as follows:
Never apply a tourniquet or give the person a stimulant medication, aspirin or other pain medicine unless ordered by a doctor.
If a person shows signs of a severe allergic reaction -- including trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing, uncontrolled sneezing, congestion or tightness in the lungs -- seek immediate medical attention.
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