Are you prepared for the trouble insects and allergies can cause this spring?
It’s that time of the year when competition is hot between insects and a high pollen count, especially with bees buzzing and pollinating beautiful blossoms that have popped up everywhere.
This is when allergies swing into high gear, and we’re only talking about the kind that are affected by insect stings and an abundance of pollen so far.
There’s a whole category of allergies associated with food stuff and medication long enough to be dealt with at another time.
Allergies move on a sliding scale between mild allergic reactions to those that are life-threatening in the presence of anaphylactic shock.
Many people who’re highly allergic have to carry an Epipen, which delivers the drug epinephrine into the system of anyone experiencing a severe allergic reaction.
Without a life-saving device like this, anaphylactic shock can cause death. If there’s no I.C.E Identification Tags on the person losing consciousness, no one around them will know what’s happening, nor will they know how to help.
This is an example of what an allergy can do in the extreme.
If you know you have an allergy and carry a life-saving device or medication, and you’re wearing an ICE Identification Tag, consider yourself well prepared. Your chance at recovery will be increased by a large margin.
Allergies related to the pollen count are not life-threatening. They can be treated with mild to strong antihistamines, depending on the severity of the allergy.
The picture is very different in the face of bee or wasp stings, making every precaution you can take a non-negotiable necessity.
If you know you’re allergic to bee stings, an ICE Identification Tag will be the best investment you could possibly make towards saving your life in case of anaphylactic shock.
Because your blood pressure drops drastically and cells stop receiving oxygen, you may well lose consciousness, brought on by anaphylactic shock and an inability to breathe.
This is an emergency not to mess with!
If all you experience after a bee sting is some pain, swelling and redness, it’s a pretty good indication that you’re not allergic to the sting of bees.
Tips for avoiding bee stings from ICE-TAGS South Africa:
● Get rid of any beehives or wasp nests in your immediate vicinity. Make sure that you contact a professional to do this or the results could be disastrous.
● Stick to wearing sandals in the summer. Bees are busy with pollination on the ground too, they don’t just stick to the height at which we can hear or see them.
● It might be hard, but reconsider using scented soaps, oils and fragrances, bees love them as much as you do!
● Avoid wearing loose clothing if you’re outdoors, the last thing you want if you’re allergic is to trap a bee in your clothing.
● Be on the lookout for bees trapped in your cool drink, whether in a glass or can, and watch out for any that may be stuck on a straw.
● If you dress like a flower a bee can be forgiven for thinking you’re one! Keep pretty floral prints in the cupboard. Yes it’s a sacrifice, but one worth making.
Make sure you wear an I.C.E (In Case of Emergency) allergy bracelet:
The best way to prepare yourself in case of a severe allergic reaction, to anything, is to wear an allergy bracelet, and for the kids, an ICE-TAGS allergy bracelet for kids.
ICE-TAGS has a team that’s dedicated many years to preparing South Africans for emergency situations, whether due to accidents or allergies, and they know their stuff in terms of being prepared to save a life.
Visit the emergency identification page on the ICE-TAGS website to view the awesome range of products designed to suit your lifestyle. ICE-TAGS allergy bracelets and ID tags are the right armour for you and your family to wear all year round.
Call ICE-TAGS today, the friendly team at the other end of the line will have the answers to any questions you may have as you embark on emergency preparation that shows how much you value life.
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