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This summer, wasps are particularly numerous in France. Damien Mascret, journalist and doctor, gives some advice in the event of a bite.
Wasps abound this summer in France. In the event of an insect bite, Damien Mascret gives some advice. “First you have to differentiate between wasps and hornets which sting several times because they keep their stinger, and bees which only sting once because they leave their stinger stuck in the skin with a venom sac in the This is important, because you have to gently remove it with your fingernail or the edge of a rigid card, if you have one to hand.” On the other hand, whatever the insect, the journalist recommends the use of a small kit sold in pharmacies to suck up the venom.
But when should you be worried in the event of a bite? “It is better to dial 15 or 112, the emergency numbers, if the bite is on the face, in the mouth or elsewhere, because it can swell, advises Damien Mascret. For a bite in the mouth, you can suck a ice cube. (…) We also warn the 15th in the event of multiple bites. More than twenty in adults and more than 3 in children. And of course, known allergic people must have enough with them to get a bite. ‘adrenaline in an emergency.’
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