Appeared in southern England, due to the hot weather. The sources confirmed that one bite of this fly causes a fever, and that leads to the emergence of many blisters, according to the British ” Mirror ” website .
According to the information, this type of flies is widespread in the United Kingdom and is known to be dangerous, and it is most common in the months of May and June. Most of the time, the fly bites the ankles and legs, and one bite of them may cause a person to become seriously ill.
This fly is most common in the warmer season when the high temperatures help it ripen blood. Among the most dangerous results of the sting is swelling in the groin, fever and ulceration.
What should we do when get fly bites?
Many people ask about this type of flies, and the site “Somerset Life” published a report urging that anyone exposed to a bite should clean the affected area and dry it gently. He also has to apply a cold lotion or anti-itch medicine to cool him and stay away from antihistamine creams because they may sometimes cause skin reactions, and then he must cover the pimples with a dry bandage and lie down because the swelling lasts for several days.
If swelling or red streaks appear in the groin or armpits, or a fever, or a person feels stomach cramps and redness of the affected area, all he has to do is consult a doctor to avoid the disease getting worse.
“We ask people to take precautions if they are near rivers and streams and it is advisable to use insect repellants or wear clothing to protect the person from being stung,” said Professor Rod Thompson, Director of Public Health in Herefordshire. Adding: “If you were bitten, you often feel uncomfortable, swelling or ulcers appear, and you feel pain in the joints, and sometimes the body temperature rises.”