Can You Shower When You Are Bitten?
I have been hit by 2 days of wasp bites but not hot and cold only my face is swollen but already better because I use wasps oil can I take a shower?
Hello Rahmatul, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
According to the complaint you mentioned you have dermatitis venenata or inflammatory reactions on the whites due to insect bites, the signs and symptoms themselves can range from mild symptoms such as itching, swelling, pain, to more severe complaints such as fever, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fainting, palpitations, swelling to the throat, difficulty breathing, etc. Be aware of serious allergic / hypersensitivity reactions.
In mild cases such as complaints only itching, swelling, pain alone there is no specific treatment for this case. In general, complaints will disappear from 1-2 days. Paracetamol, antihistamine, and steroid medications can be given to reduce complaints. Responding to your question, there is no specific prohibition on bathing in cases of hypersensitivity to the skin especially due to insect bites.
If your complaint worsens or gets worse, such as shortness of breath, swelling gets worse, etc., immediately visit the hospital to get the right treatment, because these conditions can harm you.
Right now all you have to do is:
Clean the bite wound with alcohol or betadine, and treat the wound well to prevent infection. Evaluate your symptoms regularly. If it gets worse, go to the hospital immediately. That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much. :)