First aid

Bites and stings

Learn more about first aid for bites and stings from insects, snakes and other animals that can be life threatening without the correct treatment

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.

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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