How to provide first aid: When bitten by a centipede, you must get treatment quickly, risking your life.

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The Department of Medical Services. Through the Institute of Skin Diseases, warns people who have been bitten by centipedes. You should immediately see a doctor for examination and treatment. Because there may be a risk of infection entering the bloodstream to the point of death. Along with advice on how to treat and behave properly

How to provide first aid: When bitten by a centipede, you must get treatment quickly, risking your life.

Get to know centipedes

Dr. Somsak Akkasin, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services. Provided information that centipedes are classified in the class Chilopoda. An arthropod that is commonly found in tropical areas. Live on land Centipedes have a body length ranging from 3-8 centimeters. The body is flat and has 15-100 segments. Each segment has 1 pair of legs. It has 1 pair of antennae with 1 pair of poisonous fangs.

Centipede venom

Centipede venom consists of two main groups of substances:

  1. Substances that are enzymes or proteases. The main substances in this group are proteinases and esterases.
  2. Substances that cause inflammatory reactions. In the ทางเข้า ufabet body include hydroxytryptamine or cytolysin.

Symptoms when bitten by a centipede

Dr. Mingkwan Wichaidit, Director of the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medical Services, added: Symptoms when bitten by a centipede. You will find 2 fang marks that look like a bleeding spot in the area of ​​the bite. Centipede toxins can cause these symptoms.

  • Inflammation, pain, swelling, redness, heat, and numbness in the bitten area. The pain is usually moderate to severe in intensity.
  • There may be a sharp pain. (paresthesia) also 
  • There may be a complication of bacterial infection at the site of the bite. 
  • May cause burns for 2-3 days. 
  • In some cases, there may be allergic reactions or anxiety, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, and headaches. 

First aid method/treatment method When bitten by a centipede

Director of the Institute of Skin Diseases Give additional advice. Treatment of centipede venom can be done by

  1. Clean the wound with clean water or mild soap. 
  2. Use a bandage and apply a cold compress. 
  3. If there is pain Take painkillers. If the pain is severe.
  4. The doctor may consider giving antibiotics to kill germs. If there are complications with the infection. and inquire about tetanus vaccination history 
  5. In cases with severe symptoms such as severe swelling, severe pain, or a history of severe allergic reactions.

General prognosis Patients will be able to recover normally. The pain will be very painful in the first days. But it usually disappears within 3-4 days.