St Andrew’s First Aid have released a training tips video on how to deal with and treat stings from bees, wasps or hornets.
The video’s main points include:
- if the sting is still in the affected area, scrape it off sideways with the edge of a credit card, or your fingernail. Don’t use tweezers as this could squeeze the sting and inject more poison
- to ease the pain and swelling, raise the affected area and apply a cold compress
- make sure to look out for signs of an allergic reaction like swelling, red itchy skin, wheezing and difficulty breathing
To watch the video, or for further information, please visit the St Andrew’s First Aid website.