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10 Most Painful Insect Stings and How To Treat Them

How likely is to experience a sting that is 30 times more painful than a bee sting? Can you withstand with such an extreme pain? Some of these insects can even defend against large animals with their extremely painful stings. Here the list of 10 most painful insect stings in the world and how to treat them:

10. Sweat Bee

The sweat bee is a general name given to various bees that are attracted to the salts in human perspiration. It is one of the most common bees in the world. The sweat bees are found in large numbers in Northern parts of U.S, about 1000 species in total.

Sweat bees only reach up to a length between 3-10 mm. The sweet bees sting if you try to remove them from your skin. Only the female sweat bee sting, the male bee used to pinch in disturbed.

The sting from a female sweat bee will cause a little bit of pain and burning sensation. Severe itching and formation of papule are other common symptoms of sweat bee sting.


Treatment for sweat bee sting

Immediate medical attention is must for the victim who shows extreme swelling.
Household ammonia and apple cider vinegar is very useful to reduce pain and burning effect caused by sweat bee sting.
Use baking soda to relieve itching.

9. Fire Ant

Anyone who ever been stung by fire ants never goes close to them again. Because the fire ant sting can cause sharp pain, extreme swelling and difficulty in breathing. The fire ants found in large numbers throughout the rainforests of Central and South America. They live in colonies in mounds, decayed woods or under rocks.

Fire ants are very aggressive species. They will attack anything that disturbed them. Once disturbed the fire ants will quickly climb over the invader and start insert the stinger in the skin to inject venom. They will attack in groups and sting repeatedly.

The venom of fire ants contains oily aliphatic alkaloids and piperidine toxin which are toxic to the skin. The group attack from fire ants can cause severe medical conditions, including sharp pain, intense itching, , swelling, vomiting, rapid heart rate, difficulty in breathing and formation of white pustules.

Treatment for fire ant sting
The victim should seek immediate medical attention.
Wash the bite area using water and soap to prevent an infection.
Use hydrocortisone cream to reduce pain and itching.
Place ice in the affected area to prevent damage to the skin.