Handling Of Swollen Eyes After Being Bitten By An Insect?
Hello. My wife last night was bitten by a bug Kissing bug and her eyes were swollen. What is really this deadly insect. And how to deal with these insect bites
Thank you for the question.
If it's true that biting your wife is a kissing bug (Triatominae), then this insect bite may or may not be dangerous. In mild cases, insect bites will only cause mild inflammation that makes the bite marks become swollen, red, itchy, sore, or hot. However, in more severe cases, more severe allergic reactions can also occur, causing swelling to spread to various parts of the body, tightness, wheezing, dizziness, palpitations, vomiting, and even anaphylactic shock. If in the body of this insect there are parasites Trypanosoma cruzi, then the person who is bitten is also at risk of developing Chagas' disease.
The swelling that your wife experiences in her eyes after being bitten by a kissing bug type of insect can occur due to a mild inflammatory reaction, but it can also signal the beginning of a serious allergic reaction. However, it also needs to be understood, that some other types of insects can also be similar to kissing bugs even though the potential for danger can be different.
Therefore, you should first help your wife overcome her complaints by:
Cold compresses the swollen eyes
Let your wife rest more, position her head higher so that the swelling deflates
Ask your wife to limit eating foods that contain salt, and drink lots of water
Also ask your wife to keep herself clean (especially areas of the body that have been bitten by insects), avoid contact with substances that might make her allergic, and do not take any medication without doctor's advice.
Keep calm, don't panic
However, if within 24 hours the swelling he experiences is increasingly widespread, or other complaints appear more severe as we have mentioned above, then immediately you check with your doctor or dermatologist to be given further treatment huh ..
I hope this helps.