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By Casey De Farria
Casey De Farria
06 Sep, 2019

The Season of Stings is here

Between bees on land and jellyfish in the water, it is important that you know how to treat a sting in your child, and how to tell whether they need medical attention.

If your child is stung by a bee, did you know that ASCIA (the Australian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy) recommend flicking the sting out as soon as possible. This will reduce the amount of venom injected.

According to ASCIA, use the edge of your fingernail, a car key or credit card. If possible try not to squeeze the venom sac, as this may increase the amount of venom injected.

Remember, if your child has a known insect allergy or anaphylaxis, ALWAYS follow your action plan!

Watch the below video for demonstrations and tips on how to treat the most common stings as the weather warms up!

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