Summer has finally arrived. The children are happily playing in the garden enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Then, all of a sudden you hear a commotion, and in a split second the joy and laughter turns to tears. Your child has been stung by an insect.
Most of us remember being stung when little and in the majority of cases it’s a minor nuisance. The affected area may get a little red or swollen and it may be slightly painful but usually clears up within several hours. But for a child it’s likely to be the worst pain they’ve experienced and despite lots of tears, most bites and stings can be treated at home and with basic medication.
So, what’s the best thing to do? And how will you know if the reaction is more serious?