What do you do if you get bitten by a centipede?

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asked May 17 in Other- Health by K Edison (500 points)
What do you do if you get bitten by a centipede?

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answered May 19 by Essmann (13,440 points)
Unless you're allergic to something that the centipede has then the centipede bite will not actually cause you any harm other than giving you pain and swelling.

After you get bitten by a centipede you should wash off the area you were bitten with soap and water and then apply a hot compress to the centipede bite to help reduce and relieve the pain.

You should then apply some hydrocortisone cream to the centipede bite to help with the itching and treat the centipede bite.

Other than that there's not much else you can or need to do but just wait since the pain is just the worst you'll usually get after a centipede bite as centipede bites are rarely fatal and usually cause no other harm.

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