Allergies after a tormentor bite are rare

As reported by the allergology center on Tuesday, the result of the sting usually appears as a red bud about one centimeter in size. A small growth is a defensive reaction to the mosquito saliva. This stuns during the sting and prevents the blood from clotting. Histamines are also released, which cause itching and inflammation.

Unlike stinging bees and wasps, which can cause sensitive reactions such as hives, swelling, nausea and shortness of breath, mosquito bites are harmless.

In the event of a mosquito bite, the Allergology Center advises ignoring it. To prevent bacteria from entering the sting, you should not scratch them. It is better to applaud puncture if it itches strongly. Cooling or anti-itching cream can also help. Specialists prescribe ointments containing cortisone or an antihistamine for major inflammations.

First of all, it is best to avoid stitches. The Allergology Center recommends light, long and loose clothing. Mosquito repellents are also useful. However, people with sensitive skin should be wary of contact allergies. Instead, spray protective equipment on clothes.

Insect nets keep mosquitoes out of the house and mosquito nets keep them out of bed. In addition, you should not offer mosquitoes any nests, and therefore no containers filled with water.

In terms of allergies, the increasingly spreading invasive tiger mosquito is no different from the original tormentors. Unlike the local tormentors, it stings during the day. It can spread diseases like Zika and Dengue fever. However, no such cases have been reported in Switzerland so far.

Mosquitoes climb out of stagnant water in summer. As soon as it gets dark, they swarm and look for blood. Females need it for egg production. They can be controlled by their subtle sensors for carbon dioxide from the air we breathe, the smell of sweat and infrared radiation.

(sda)

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