You know, as human beings, there’s many bites
from insects and common animals that can be incurred by us as human beings. Hi, I’m Captain
Joe Bruni, and what I’m going to talk about is how to treat the bite from a centipede.
Centipede bites can be very painful, and cause a great deal of discomfort. However, do not
be alarmed; they are treatable. First and foremost, wash the area with soap and water
to disinfect and clean any germs. Apply some type of antiseptic to the area, and then move
onto applying ice and some type of hydro-cortisone cream to reduce itching and swelling. Antibiotics
is not commonly prescribed for something like a centipede bite; however, monitor the area
for signs of secondary infection. If signs of secondary infection occur, like additional
swelling, red streaks, or pus occur, then a trip to a medical facility and treatment
is in order. I’m Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe, and we’ll see ya’ next time.