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Wasp Stings
What is it?
Unlike bees, which leave their stings embedded in the skin, wasps simply inject poisonous protein into their victims and can go on to sting again. The poison can cause a rare and serious allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock. The victim’s blood pressure falls, he becomes light headed, short of breath, with a rapid pulse and a widespread, itching rash. Call a doctor quickly if you suspect anaphylactic shock.
Blood pressure falls, light headedness, shortness of breath, rapid pulse, widespread and itchy rash.
Conventional Practice:
A doctor may suggest clamine lotion or antihistamine cream, or tablets such as terfenadine (triludan) or chlorpheniramine (piriton) to relieve the symptoms. If anaphylactic shock develops, a doctor injects adrenaline and antihistamine.
Alternative Treatments:
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info

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