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Wasp stings are notoriously sore, and in very rare cases, even life threatening. But they are easy to treat.
Are wasp stings dangerous?
The sting of a wasp is a well evolved weapon, in Manchester Stockport And Cheshire delivering a potent venom to its prey. The venom is comprised of various compounds including histamine, dopamine and mast cell de-granulating peptides to name some of them. Each compound gives a unique effect when delivered into the bloodstream.
People who are allergic to wasp, hornet or bee venom, are at risk of anaphylactic shock.
An anaphylactic shock is an allergic reaction which triggers a quick release of histamines in large quantities thereby greatly decreasing blood pressure which leads to severe respiratory difficulties and rarely death as a result..
Naturally, the more venom one is subjected to, the more dangerous the reaction can be. Even people who are not allergic to the venom can die if subjected to enough stings.
People allergic to wasp stings should keep antihistamine injections at home and keep well away from wasp nests and bee hives at all times.
However, usually people do not know they are allergic to wasp stings until being stung. In some cases, regular stings over a period of time can bring about an allergic reaction and bee keepers are particularly vulnerable to developing an allergy to bee and wasp venom.
Fortunately, for most of us, a sting is merely a sting, without the trauma of a reaction, but if someone starts feel unwell after a sting or shows signs of a reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
Key Signs Of Anaphylactic Shock
Some of the key signs of anaphylactic shock to look out for are:
• Red itchy skin rash
• Swelling of eyes, lips, hands and or feet
• Narrowing of air ways / difficulty breathing
• Feeling faint or dizzy / loss of blood pressure
• Metallic taste in your mouth
• Red, sore or itchy eyes
• Psychological distress,
There are three crucial things to check for with a person reacting to a sting:
• Are airways being affected?
• Is the affected person having difficulty breathing?
• Is the person affected feeling dizzy or are they fainting?
Phone an ambulance immediately if the above symptoms manifest.
Disease risks from wasp stings.
A surprising side effect of a sting can be infection, and wasps spread disease much like flies. Their stingers come into contact with high bacterial areas when out foraging, such as dung heaps, and older wasps develop a build up of bacteria in their venom sacks. If stung by an infected wasp then you receive the bacteria present as well as the venom, which can result in a nasty infection.
Treating wasp stings
Unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly, as they can remove their sting from prey without damaging themselves.
While initially painful, the burning sensation from a wasp sting will calm after a few minutes, becoming increasingly itchy.
Sprays and creams can ameliorate the most unpleasant aspects of stings, and in summer it is wise to include this in any first aid kit.
Be aware that if you are stung by a bee, you often need to remove the sting, as their stingers are barbed and remain stuck in your skin. Bee stings remain painful after the sing as the venom sack remains attached to the stinger, although the bee will struggle free and die resulting from the loss of its innards attached to the sting.
The best treatment for pain relief is with an ice pack over the afflicted area. The acidic venom works less when the area is cooled.
Why do wasps sting?
Despite an aggressive reputation, wasps, hornets and bees generally sting in self defence or in defence of their queen and nest. Of course they can be overprotective, and will sometimes go after anything that moves in the nest area. Some theories suggest that wasps even get drunk on overly ripe fruit and become even more aggressive, although this is unlikely to be the case. In late summer wasp numbers simply increase to such an extent that there is a higher chance of being stung. Wasps that appear drunk are in fact starving due to lack of sugary foods.
It is precisely at this time of year that they become most irritating, desperately seeking sugars from human sources, such as pub gardens, picnics and outdoor dining areas, resulting in more stings.
All wasps use pheromones to communicate, and the queen emits one in the nest to relay that everything is fine. The pheromones are also used to navigate the wasp’s surroundings.
They form a crucial part of the wasp’s life cycle, without which they could not function. When you are stung by a wasp a pheromone is emitted that quickly signals danger to other wasps in the nearby nest, encouraging them to aid in the attack. This potential for escalation is what makes wasp attacks dangerous. If you are stung and unsure about the proximity of the nest, it is important not to panic or flail your arms, but move as far away from the area quickly without stopping.
What should I do if wasps attack me?
If you find yourself under attack from an entire wasp nest then undergrowth and foliage are the best places to find. Trees, bushes and hedges where you can lose sight of them are good places to seek. The thicker the undergrowth of foliage, the harder it is for wasps to follow you. Whilst it is tempting to simply run away, wasps will follow across large distances.
Flailing you arms can attract other wasps, and does little to prevent them reaching you. Of course, it is easy to say one should remain calm, but we have good experience in being attacked by wasps and know what works best!
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