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Along with the summer months, insect bites are among the most common complaints. Tick, Bee and scorpion stings can be life-threatening, while mosquitoes carry a small risk of carrying viruses and infecting diseases in Turkey.

‘The effect of an insect bite varies depending on the type of insect and the person’s sensitivity,’ said Dr, an emergency medicine specialist explained which insect can cause what problems and gave the following advice…


The most common symptoms usually seen in insect bites can be listed as follows:

– Itching, pain and swelling in the bitten area,

– Discoloration, redness in the bitten area,

– Urticaria, accumulation of water or pus in the bitten area,

– Abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea,

– Difficulty breathing,

– Chest tightness,

– Wheezing,

– Allergy symptoms such as swelling of the tongue.


Ticks are more common in spring and summer. When a tick infects the body, they migrate to the armpits, groin, or areas with hair or dense bristles. Do not try to remove the tick by forcing it from the area where it is found or by pouring Cologne on it. A person bitten by a tick should immediately consult a doctor to meet any potential treatment needs, as diseases that pass from ticks to humans can lead to serious and severe problems.


Bee stings is quite common that an open-air may be burden. Treatment method varies depending on severity. While it is possible for most people to have treatment done at home to relieve pain, any bee sting can have serious consequences that require immediate treatment if you are allergic or suffer multiple stings. For this reason, it is recommended to contact medical institutions and undergo an examination in case of bee stings.


Very disturbing, only the females of these winged insects suck blood. Mosquitoes have a small risk of carrying viruses and infecting diseases. Among the most common diseases are yellow fever and malaria. The practical solution that can be applied to relieve itching caused by a mosquito bite is cold compress. If the blushing area swells, it should not itch. Lavender and clove flower can be useful in keeping mosquitoes away. Kitchen window and balcony windows can be closed with flapper as mosquitoes breed much faster in summer. If the number of both mosquitoes and other pests increases noticeably during the summer season, the apartment should be medicated.


Scorpion stings are common in Turkey. If the necessary measures are not taken in a short time in scorpion sting, the person may lose his life. Especially infants, children, the elderly, those with heart and lung disease are the groups most affected by scorpion bites. Deaths are usually observed under 6 years of age. In scorpion stings, you should go to the hospital to get medical support without wasting time. The first intervention to be done when it is noticed that the Scorpion has stung should be to wash the stung place with soap and water. Then ICE should be placed on the wound.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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