OF Bees and Wasps.-
Apply powder blue at once; or, if that is not to be had a freshly sliced onion. Give internally Ledum one drop every five minutes. If not quickly relieved give Apis 30 every five or ten minutes.
Of Other Insects.-
-Apply a strong solution of Ammonia. (Sal volatile and “smelling salts” are convenient forms.)
-Cut the would open at once and suck it. If any strong disinfectant or caustic is at hand apply it to the wound. The best is chloride of zinc (Sir W. Burnett’s Disinfecting Fluid); or permanganate of potash (Condy’s fluid). Tie a handkerchief tightly round the limb above the wound. If possible, cause the patient to perspire, either by means of vapour baths, or by wrapping in blankets, supplying hot bottle or bricks. Administer stimulants freely, ammonia and whisky being the best, with hot water, as much as the patient can be made to swallow.
Of Rabid Animals.-
-The wound should be treated in the same way as the bites of snakes. For after treatment, see HYDROPHOBIA.