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First Aid Kit for Bee Stings and Wasp Stings
 

A The Bee Sting and Wasp Sting First Aid Pack should include:

  • Bee and Wasp poison Extractor Vaccum
  • Alcohol Free Antiseptic Wipes X 3
  • Instant Ice Packs X 3
  • After Bite Herbal Gel
  • After Bite Herbal Gel Patches X 3
  • Tweezers
  • Essential Medical Advice Card

A First Aid kit to treat bee stings and wasp stings should include Insect Poison Extractor Vacuum that painlessly draws the venom out of all known wasp sting and bee sting areas. The bee sting and wasp sting first aid kit should contain everything needed to give immediate treatment to a victim of an insect sting and counteract any long term pain and swelling.

Treatment should begin immediately after being stung. Clean the area carefully using alcohol free antiseptic wipes. If treating a bee sting, use tweezers to remove the sting from the skin or scrape gently using the end of the lever on the wasp and bee extractor vacuum. For bee, wasp and hornet stings, apply the vacuum to the sting as soon as possible. It has an interchangeable head depending on the size of the area to be treated. The poison extractor can be used with only one hand and should be held in place for 40-60 seconds. With the venom extracted, activate the instant ice pack by shaking and squeezing. It instantly becomes ice cold. Hold it on the affected area to reduce pain and swelling. When the pain has subsided, apply the herbal after bite gel to the sting site and surrounding area. This not only helps reduce swelling but also stops the bee sting or wasp sting from itching. Finally when the gel is dry, stick an after bite patch over the sting site. This contains camomile, known for its soothing properties. This adhesive disc can be left in place for up to 10 hours while it gradually releases the natural ingredients, reducing swelling and irritation. It also creates a barrier against scratching which could cause further skin damage or infection.

First Aid Kit for Bee Stings and Wasp Stings - Frequently Asked Questions
 
Is the kit safe to use on my children?

Yes, the bee sting and wasp sting first aid kit contains no harmful chemicals. The antiseptic wipes are alcohol free and the wasp bite gel and wasp bite patch contain natural plant extracts such as camomile which can be used on babies and children. We do advise that when treating babies and small children it is done under adult supervision.

Can I take the bee sting and wasp sting kit abroad?

All the components of the bee sting and wasp sting first aid kit are safe to take abroad, although as the kit includes tweezers and contains gel and sachets, we advise that when flying, the kit is packed into your main suitcase and not taken in hand luggage.

Are bee stings, wasp stings and hornet stings dangerous?

For the majority of people, bee, wasp and hornet stings are painful but harmless, only affecting a localized area. However, a rare allergic reaction, such as anaphylactic shock, affects around 3 in 100 people. People with this allergy can experience anything from large swelling which can last for several days to more severe symptoms which can be fatal. If you experience any pain, swelling and itching anywhere else on your body other than the stung area, seek medical attention immediately. If you have trouble breathing, headaches, sickness, feel faint and your heart races you need emergency treatment. Call 999 for an ambulance. These symptoms indicate a generalised allergic reaction which can be fatal. In these emergency situations the bee sting and wasp sting first aid kit should not be used.

Can I treat other insect stings with the bee sting and wasp sting first aid kit?

The bee sting and wasp sting first aid kit is designed specifically for wasps and bees. It can treat the sting of any bee such as honey bee or bumblebee and any wasp sting including the larger hornet. It may also offer relief to the stings or bites of other insects.

Can I prevent wasps and bees from stinging in the first place?

Bees and wasps sting humans as a means of defence, usually because we are trying to shoo them away from our food and drink. The best way to avoid stings is to cover up, wear long sleeves and trousers; however this is not always practical especially in the summer. If you are planning on spending time outdoors, the application of an insect repellent, such as Wasp and Bee Repellent Spray, is highly recommended. Try to keep food and drink covered especially sweet things and never wave your arms about to try to bat the wasps or bees away.

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First Aid Kit For Bee Stings & Wasp Stings
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