Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Insect Stings in Children

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Treatments vary based on your child's age, health and medical history, the extent of your child's disease, and his tolerance for specific medications, procedures and therapies.

  • If your child is stung, immediately remove the stinger and scrape over the area with a fingernail
  • Do NOT squeeze the area, as that may force the venom into the body.
  • Your physician may prescribe an emergency kit with epinephrine to keep on hand in case of future episodes.
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