First aid

Bites and stings

How to treat bluebottle stings this summer

If you venture into the sea this summer, you stand a good chance of brushing up against a bluebottle. Here's our first aid guide to minimizing the pain and treating the sting.

Dog bites

Dog bites may cause injury and septic wounds, and carry the risk of transmitting tetanus and rabies.

Snake bites: what to do

South Africa has several venomous snakes. Here's how to prevent snake bites and what to do if someone gets bitten.

Snake bites

Snake bites are seldom fatal, but they can cause permanent injury. Here's help.

Tick bites

Tick bites seldom lead to serious problems, but some ticks may transmit organisms which could lead to illness.

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