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Insect Stings

  1. If you suspect the insect to be poisonous, seek medical aid immediately.
  2. If the victim has a severe allergic reaction, or is known to react severely to insect bites, seek medical aid immediately. If the victim has medicine for allergic reactions, help him take it.
  3. For minor stings, remove any visible stinger by lightly scraping the skin with a credit card-like object. Wash the area and apply a cold compress.
 
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