Handling After Centipede Bites?
Good night ,, I was hit by a centipede bite about 1 hour ago … and why is my heartbeat weakening ?? Is that dangerous? How to handle it?
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Centipedes are carnivorous animals and can release toxins. Its prey is mainly insects and worms. Centipedes are not aggressive towards humans, but can bite humans if provoked. Toxins released from bites contain various toxins, including chemical compounds in the form of histamine, serotonin, and toxin-S which are cardiodepressants. The bite causes pain, but rarely causes dangerous / fatal health complications in humans. However, although rare, toxins from centipede bites still have the potential to cause severe allergic reactions and their effects on the heart and blood vessels, and innervation.
Symptoms arising from centipede bites are usually in the form of pain, which is proportional to the amount of poison that is introduced into the human body through its bite. The greater the centipede, the more toxins that can be delivered so that the greater the intensity of pain that can arise. Usually the pain will be accompanied by redness and swelling around the bite scar. These symptoms can last for several hours to several days.
Other symptoms can also arise and may indicate a severe allergic reaction, including fever, chills, nausea, swelling that flares at the site of the bite, enlarged lymph nodes, palpitations or heart rhythm disorders, and itching.
Symptoms of disruption of heart rhythm as you experience do not rule out the possibility of symptoms of severe allergic reactions to centipede stings. You are advised to consult a doctor immediately so that evaluation and treatment can be done as soon as possible. As a suggestion, while going to the doctor, it is recommended to soak the part of the body that is bitten into warm water to dilute / reduce the concentration of toxins, cold compress the body parts that are swollen due to bites, and use paracetamol to reduce pain symptoms.
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