Stings - Bites

1. Snake

In Greece, snakes are usually harmless. There are only a few venomous, the viper being the most common.

It is important to know that the snakes do not attack humans unless if feared (when they are trapped somewhere and we unwittingly approach our hand or foot).

Would a snake bite, the continuity depends on how recently it has bitten something else and its glands are empty or contain diluted poison.

It usually causes local necrosis in the point of the bite, pain, swelling and maybe later some systemic malfunctions later.If we face such an event we do not suck the poison from the wound. Opinions differ as to whether we have to tie the bitten member (because interruption of blood circulation can lead to gangrene).

The only thing to do is to transfer the person immediately to the nearest health center.

2. Scorpio

It causes to humans a lot of pain and swelling. In any case you need transportation to a health unit without attempting to intervene.

3. Insects

It has been observed that some people are more susceptible than others to insects’ bites.

Usually bites are harmless and subside with topical treatment. Stinging by a bee or a wasp may be more serious.

If the person presents an expanding swelling, dyspnea or another allergic reaction, he should immediately be transferred to a health unit. There, they may need to remove the insect residue from the point of the bite.

It is important to try to identify the insect that stung us. Other insects that usually sting are the flea, the bedbug, mosquitoes, flies, ticks, etc.

4. Fish Weevers, scorpion, live eels, jellyfish

Bites in the sea are quite dangerous and we must be very careful with them. If the person presents severe allergic reactions or expanding swelling, he must immediately be transferred to a health unit.


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