Honey bee attack at Boudh Anganwadi Centre, 10 including 8 children critical

Boudh: As many as eight children, as well as two people, have sustained critical injuries after a swarm of honey bees attacked them in Boudh district.

The incident took place at Balasinga Anganwadi centre in Dapala Panchayat under Kantamal block.

Reportedly, the swarm of honey bees entered the Anganwadi Centre and attacked the worker as well as the helper along eight children.

All of them have been admitted to Sonepur District Headquarter Hospital (DHH)  in critical condition and are currently under medical treatment.

Here are the most important steps in first aid for a honey bee sting:

  • Remove the stinger quickly.
  • Wash the area with soap and water.
  • Avoid scratching, as this can lead to infection.

After these steps, the following reliable approaches can help treat the sting and minimize your discomfort:

  • Cold compresses reduce pain and swelling by limiting blood flow to the area. (don’t put ice directly on the skin)
  • Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help lower your body’s inflammation, and relieve pain.
  • Taking an oral antihistamine may bring relief from itching and swelling in particular. Antihistamines help our immune system calm down from an allergic response.

Home remedies for bee stings:

  • To treat bee stings with MGH or household honey, apply a small amount to the affected area. Cover with a loose bandage and leave on for up to an hour.
  • A paste made of baking soda and water can help with a variety of insect bites and stings. It’s believed baking soda can neutralize bee venom, reducing itching and swelling.
  • People claim that the alkaline toothpaste (low pH) neutralizes the acidic honey bee venom
  • Some people believe apple cider vinegar can neutralize bee venom, prevent infection, and lower inflammation.
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