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Are stings or bites from plants or insects dangerous during pregnancy?

I was in the garden today wearing flip flops putting the washing out! I noticed I had been stung in the foot by something when I got in, I think I was stung by a thistle or nettle bush(we have a few weeds!) I jus wandered if anyone knew about stings and bites during pregnancy , am i worrying needlessly?? I am 6 months.

In most cases, yes you might be worrying needlessly, but during pregnancy, it never hurts to be extra cautious!
Have you noticed any significant reaction around the area of the sting? Have you applied any medications to the area of the sting or taken something orally? Avoid medications such as aspirin or salicylate-containing drugs, which might cause Reyes syndrome in your child.
Again, you should be fine unless you develop some allergic reaction or such. Hope this helps!  (+ info)

Are you more likely to be allergic to spider bites if you are allergic to bee stings?

I am planing on getting a tarantula, but my boyfriend is allergic to bee stings. I wasn't sure if the two had anything to do with each other, but I figure better safe than sorry, right? I did a little research and ONE person said that you are more likely to be allergic to spider bites if you are to bee stings, but I can't confirm it anywhere else. Does anyone know?

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How can you treat bites and stings?

I have three bites on the torso, two normal small red itchy patch but the third one is about three inches round and very inflamed and itchy. Tried the two local 'cures' but neither are having much affect. Help someone please!
Can you explain a bit more I think there is something missing.'know it all' re-read your answer. Thanks. Sure you will laugh too.

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How can you get rid of swollon bites/stings?

Somethings biten my leg. i dont know what and im not sure when..i think it was last week. But all of a sudden its swollon really badly! its quite big. Could it be infected? And how do i get rid of it? Does anyone know a cream i can use or something?

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What would you use to calm and help soothe mosquito and other insect bites and stings?

I'm going to northern Thailand and trying to prepare in advance! Thanks

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Why is meat tenderizer helpful for bee stings and fire ant bites/stings?

I know it consists of proteases, but I am a little fuzzy on why this helps.

If it's helpful, perhaps the proteases digest melittin, the main component of bee venom, which is a polypeptide.  (+ info)

How do I get rid of mosquito bites? would baking soda and water work just like it did with bee stings?

I want the swelling to go away I look llike a goof lol

Following a nurse's advice I have used Colgate toothpaste succesfully on both problems.  (+ info)

I'm allergic to ant bites, would I also be allergic to bee or wasp stings?

I was just wondering.

Ants do not give off the same poison that bees do, there is a small chance you could be, but I highly doubt it.  (+ info)

why do some people naturally attract insects and get stings and bites more than other people?

it can't be cause they're dirty cause I've seen people who are obsessive about hygiene still get about a hundred mosquito bites when they go out at dusk

There is an area of research purporting that people that don't get bothered as much by mosquito's secrete a substance(s) in their sweat. Researchers are working on insect repellents that contain those compounds.
Think of it, a natural insect repellent made from people's sweat. Since mosquitoes love me, I would smear almost anything on myself to not be the one that gets eaten every time they go outside.  (+ info)

what are some first aid for bites and stings on the oregon trail in 1843?

please answer very fast and give a few answers and where you got the info from :]

mud... spit on some dirt to create a mud paste then apply to the sting.

(((( ancient indian secret )))))  (+ info)

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