WHAT ARE INSECT BITES?
We talk about insect bites when a certain insect injects poison or saliva with a sting to the skin. A small local redness that itches, tingles or burns usually appears on the place of the sting. In most cases, the symptoms clear up within a few hours or days and present only an unpleasant nuisance.
But in some cases, the poison of the insect causes an allergic reaction, which can be extremely dangerous, as it can, in worst cases, cause cramps, strong pain, intense swelling, difficulties breathing and even loss of consciousness. In these cases, medical treatment is necessary.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON INSECT BITES?
The most common are bites of mosquitos, ants, midges, and horseflies that usually do not cause problems, but they are nevertheless potential transmitters of viruses and infections.
But when it comes to bites of bees, wasps, bumblebees, and hornets, they often cause an allergic reaction.
HOW CAN WE PREVENT INSECT BITES?
We should avoid places that attract insects: piles of fallen leaves, stagnant water, flowering plants.
We wear appropriate clothes and footwear and as an additional protection repellents can also be used.
We do not leave sweet drinks uncovered when outdoor, we also avoid creams and perfumes with strong smells that attract insects.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN STUNG:
If you have been stung, cool the area of a bite with cold water, ice or at least a cool metallic object.
If you have been stung by a bee, first carefully remove the sting as the insect usually leaves it in the skin (be careful not to squeeze it, not to inject more poison to the body), only then continue with the cooling of the affected area. Different ointments for alleviating the inflammatory reaction that can be bought without prescription are also helpful.
V primeru, da pik žuželke ni povzročil alergijskega odziva, temveč samo rdečino, skelenje, bolečino in srbenje, si lahko pomagamo z Oxilver® Skin gelom.
Njegova edinstvena sestava pomirja vnetje, ki nastane na mestu vboda žuželke, zmanjšuje srbenje, oteklino in rdečico, že po nekaj minutah, hkrati pa pospeši proces regeneracije prizadetega predela.
– Hialuronska kislina in Aloe vera doprineseta k intenzivnemu vlaženju, večji prožnosti, napetosti in gladkosti kože.
OXILVER® Skin gel
In case the insect bite did not cause an allergic reaction, but only redness, tingling and itching, we can use OXILVER® Skin Gel. Its unique composition helps soothe inflammation that occurs at the site of an insect bite, reduces itching, swelling and redness. Active oxygen accelerates the regeneration process of the affected area.
How to use:
Apply OXILVER® Skin Gel to the insect bite area at least 5 times in the first half hour to reduce itching and redness. The swelling can take a little longer to disappear completely.