Venomous Non-venomous•sting •bites•bee, wasp •feed on your blood•defence mechanism •intense itching•injecting toxic andpainful venom
Signs and Symptoms Venomous Non-venomous•stinging sensation or •little more than papularpain rash•redness and swelling •small raised red spot•Itch: not concern •blister•anaphylaxis •open sore that may•rhabdomyolysis become infected •carriers or vectors of diseases
Management No specific antivenin Treatment: local wound care and general supportive measures venom apparatus removed by scraping edge of scalpel blade parallel to skin and lifting apparatus away from skin
Management Ice bag wrapped in towel: reduce pain and swelling Oral antihistamine Anaphylaxis adrenaline, H1- & H2- blocker, corticosteroids Tetanus toxoid: considered Antibiotic: controversial
Paederus dermatitis contact dermatitis characterized by a sudden onset of erythematobullous lesions on exposed areas of body does not bite or sting release paederin Characteristically lesions linear kissing lesion Scarring usually does not occur.