What is the anecdote of the Nairobi fly burn

How and WhereWhat is the anecdote of the Nairobi fly burn
howandwhere Staff asked 3 weeks ago
RestlessPensioner replied 4 days ago

During the rains in December there were many insects that looked so much like Nairobi flies. However, strangely or astoundingly, I never encountered someone suffering the Nairobi fly burn in that period.
It is like there are two types of these flies.

2 Answers
howandwhere Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Avoidance
Avodance is the best and first line of treatment.

  1. During the rainy season when the Nairobi fly is prevalent, close all doors and windows before it gets dark.
  2. Sleep under a mosquito net.
  3. Make the lights outside brighter than interior ones. 
  4. If you see one crawling on your skin, blow it off or use a piece of paper to remove it from your skin.rather than brushing it away with you your hands. This reduces the risk of crushing it. You can also use a piece of paper to remove it from your skin

Should you suspect you have crushed a Nairobi fly against your skin:

  1. avoid touching your eyes.
  2. Wash your hands
  3. Wash the affected area with water and soap immediately.
  4. Apply a topical steroid

Check for the beetle around lights especially inbedrooms ceilings before going to b

howandwhere Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Avoidance
Avoidance is the best and first line of treatment.

  1. During the rainy season when the Nairobi fly is prevalent, close all doors and windows before it gets dark.
  2. Sleep under a mosquito net.
  3. Make the lights outside brighter than interior ones.
  4. If you see one crawling on your skin, blow it off or use a piece of paper to remove it from your skin.rather than brushing it away with you your hands. This reduces the risk of crushing it. You can also use a piece of paper to remove it from your skin

Should you suspect you have crushed a Nairobi fly against your skin:

  1. avoid touching your eyes.
  2. Wash your hands
  3. Wash the affected area with water and soap immediately.
  4. Apply a topical steroid

Check for the beetle around lights especially inbedrooms ceilings before going to b

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