- Remove the stinger as quickly as possible
- Wash the area gently with soap and water. Repeat this three times a day until the skin has healed
- Apply an ice pack for a few minutes
- Give a pain medicine to relieve the pain
- If the sting is in the mouth, call for medical help right away
- Get medical help if you see a skin rash around the stung area or if pain persists for more than 3 days
- Call for medical care right away if you notice wheezing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, dizziness or vomiting. These could be signs of a life-threatening allergic reaction
- If the injury involves the neck or back do not move the person. Call for emergency help right away
- Rest the injured part of the body. Apply ice packs for to 10 or 15 minutes at a time every few hours. Wear an elastic compression bandage will reduce swelling. Keep the injured part elevated above the level of the heart
- Do not apply heat for 24 hours
- Ask a doctor to supply appropriate pain medicine
- Wash with water
- Place a gauze on the wound
- Using the palm of your hand on the gauze apply steady, direct pressure to the wound for 5 minutes.
- If blood soaks through the gauze, do not remove it. Apply another gauze pad on top and continue applying pressure.
- Call for medical help if: you're unable to stop the bleeding after 5 minutes of pressure, there is something stuck in the wound, the wound is on the face or neck, the cut appears to be deep
- Call the doctor immediately
- If feet are affected, carry the person. Do not let them walk.
- Put on dry clothes and sit them somewhere warm
- Immerse frozen areas in warm water. Do not use direct heat such as a fire. Do not thaw the frostbitten area. Do not rub frostbitten skin.
- Apply clean dressing to the area. Keep the wound areas clean to prevent infection.