The symptoms of a house Centipedes bite are important to recognize. They are also easy to recognize, if you know what to look for.
Before I tell you how to recognize the symptoms of a centipede bite, I’d like to clear up a simple misconception.
Centipedes bites don’t really hurt, in fact most Centipedes would be unable to bite through your skin. Centipedes back ends, however, has a stinger.
This stinger injects venom into its prey, or whatever it stings. The symptoms are usually mild, but their have been cases where they could be dangerous.
These are rare, and you can rest assured house Centipedes won’t pose a threat to your health.
Most of the time it hurts far less than a bee sting, and if it hurts too much it is helpful to take an aspirin or two.
Their might be two raised bumps, surrounded by very red irritated skin.
Their might also be some swelling. If their is swelling, apply a cold pack to reduce. If their is only pain, a heat pack would better suffice.
If the Centipede bite is itching, apply an anti itch cream like Hydrocortisone.
Wash the area with soap and water, you don’t want any infection. Just to be on the safe side let me re-iterate, most house Centipede stings probably won’t be felt by you.
However, if you wake up with any of the symptoms of a house Centipede bite that I’ve described above and you know their are house Centipedes around, you should take care of yourself.
Also remember if your ever unsure of where the bite came from, it is better to seek medical attention from a doctor.