is a first aid treatment that works rapidly to provide safe, effective treatment for the pain, itch and inflammation associated with the stings and bites of most insects and plants.
is proven to be effective against mosquitoes, ants, wasps, bees, sandflies, sea lice, vines and nettles.
The Unique 4–way Action of Stingose
1. Provides fast pain relief
2. Helps calm and soothe the pain, itch and inflammation of stings and bites
3. Helps prevent further reaction, infection and long-term scarring
4. Cleans the skin of sunscreen and natural oils to enable better penetration and faster onset of action.
How does Stingose work?
Stingose® works differently to most sting and bite treatments on the Australian market. The active ingredient, aluminium sulfate, acts to denature (inactivate) the venom found in a range of stings and bites.
• Mosquito bites
• Ant bites
• Bee stings
• Wasp stings
• Sand fly bites
• Sea lice bites
• Stinging nettles
Don’t forget the Stingose!
Apply immediately after bite/sting for best results.
For external use only.
Source: Henderson. D, Easton, R G. Stingose. A new and effective treatment for bites and stings. Medical Journal of Australia September 1980, Vol. 2, Issue 3, p.146-50.
After prompt application to the skin, Stingose® relieves pain and minimises the after-effects of inflammation and blistering from stings and bites.
Aluminum sulfate does not interfere with traditional treatments of stings or bites. Any other forms of medication, including anti-venoms, can be used after application of Stingose®. In the event of serious stings and bites, or in persons of known allergic response, Stingose® is a first-aid treatment only and medical advice should be sought straight away.
Apply Stingose immediately for proven results
Stingose® is a first aid treatment that is most effective when applied immediately after a bite or sting.
Stingose® acts on the cause of the bite or sting from insects or plants to quickly minimise the pain, itch and inflammation.
What is the difference between a bite and a sting?
A: Insect Bite: An insect bite causes a puncture wound in the skin. They bite in order to feed on their victim’s blood. Eg ants, mosquitoes, sand flies. The type of insect that bites you can determine what type of reaction you will have.
Insect Sting: An insect sting punctures the skin and leaves behind residue such as saliva, faeces or venom. Eg. Bees and wasps.
How much does Stingose<sup>®</sup> cost?
A: • Stingose Gel 25g RRP is $8.50
• Stingose Spray 25mL RRP is $8.50
• Stingose Spray 100mL RRP is $14.95
What are some common symptoms of bites and stings?
• inflammation & swelling
• a bump or blister around the bite mark
• an intense burning feeling
• redness around the sting site
• pain that generally eases after an hour or so
• swelling around the sting
What are some common allergic reactions to bites and stings?
Insect bites are a less common cause of anaphylaxis than insect stings. Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insects are usually due to bees, wasps or the Australian Jack Jumper ant. Most insect bites and stings result in a localised itch and swelling that settles within a few days.
Allergies to venoms from stinging insects (bees, wasps and ants) are one of the most common causes of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in Australia. Symptoms include an all over rash, swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting or a drop in blood pressure (shock).
A bee, wasp or ant sting can cause pain and/or swelling. Some people may have an allergic reaction to the sting, which may cause a rash, vomiting, collapse or difficulty in breathing. Seek medical attention straight away if an allergic reaction occurs.
How do wasp and bee stings differ?
A: Wasps are generally more aggressive than bees and are attracted to food and sugary drinks.
Unlike a bee which only stings once, a wasp can potentially sting repeatedly. The sting of a wasp may cause a burning like pain, raised lump, redness, local inflammation and may result in anaphylaxis.
Should you be alarmed by mosquito bites?
A: Mosquitoes cause itchy bites but severe allergic reactions are rare. Sensitivity to mosquito bites varies with individuals. Most people have only a mild reaction but others can have severe symptoms from the saliva of mosquitoes. Typical symptoms include swelling, redness and irritation at the puncture site.
How to prevent bites and stings?
A: To prevent bites and stings, it’s a good idea to use insect repellent and wear protective clothing when walking through the bush.
Wear protective gloves and clothing when gardening. Bites and stings can happen when you have bare feet so wear shoes when you are outside, even around your home.
Where to get help?
• In an emergency, call triple zero (000)
• Poisons Information Centre Tel. 13 11 26 – seven days a week, 24 hours a day
• Emergency department of the nearest hospital
• Your doctor
• Your local pharmacist
• Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia Tel. 1300 728 000
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