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INSECT STINGS AND BITES

Catering, Home economics, Home management

Some insects such as bees, wasps and scorpions sting while others such as mosquitoes, ticks, lice and cockroaches bite.

– Keep the environment clean.

– Do not disturb bees and hornets.

– Air beddings thoroughly and change them frequently.

 

Bites

Clean the affected area thoroughly with clean water.

If possible apply alcohol or alcohol mixed with iodine on affected areas except those close to the eyes.

Stings

Pluck the sting firmly with fine tweezers.

Apply a cold compress to relieve pain and minimize swelling.

Snake bites

–  Snake bites can be poisonous or non-poisonous.

 

Different types of snakes

–  Do not provoke snakes.

–  Clear bushes around the house

–  Lay the casualty down. Reassure the casualty and keep him/her calm and still.

–  Wash wound well and pat dry with clean swabs.

–  Lightly compress the limb above the wound with a roller bandage and immobilize the injury.

–  Clear bushes around the house

 

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BODY MEASUREMENTS

DISEASES

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