First Aid for Insect Bites & Stings

Allergy Alert

If you notice any of these symptoms after your child is stung by a bee or bitten by another insect, he may be having a serious allergic reaction. Call 911 right away if he experiences any of the following:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drooling
  • Faintness or unconsciousness
  • Hives or itching all over his body
  • Excessive swelling, especially near eyes, lips, or genitals
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Rapid heart rate

If you know your child is allergic, consult your pediatrician. He may recommend that you buy a special epinephrine first-aid kit.

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