The doctor pointed out that "cockroaches" don't bite people. The thorns on the legs are worse than you think.

full of germs

cause allergy

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6 Sep. 2022 19:13





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In the case of a Burmese woman who was bitten by a cockroach and had a severe allergic reaction, she had to be taken to the hospital.

An allergist has clearly stated that:

"Cockroaches don't bite people" but because of other reasons.

“According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), or the US Centers for Disease Control,

has clearly stated that "cockroaches" do not bite people because we are not food for cockroaches

The scars that were found were believed to be from the "thorns" on the cockroach's legs that were hard and sharp.

When it comes in contact with human skin, it can cause scars and allergic reactions.”

Revealed to the Thairath online lifestyle news team

Prof. Dr. Oraphan Pochanukul, Director of Center of Excellence for Allergy, Asthma and Respiration, Thammasat Hospital

Because usually the food of cockroaches is food scraps.

Therefore, there is a very small chance that cockroaches can bite a person.

The marks on the body are therefore highly likely to be traces of "thorns" on the legs of cockroaches.

Symptoms such as allergic rashes, swelling, redness, body aches, dizziness and lightheadedness are caused by allergic reactions to the skin and respiratory tract.

where patients may not know that they are allergic

Direct contact with cockroaches can cause relapses.

Although cockroaches do not bite people.

But the cockroach's body is full of bacteria and dirt.

They are also the second most allergen-bearing animal after dust mites, which are number 1, due to the saliva and scales of cockroaches that leave traces wherever they walk.

and will float in the air upon contact

or being stimulated by these allergens continuously

It will eventually cause allergies.

which will have these symptoms

  • chronic nasal congestion

  • Itchy nose, itchy eyes

  • non stop coughing

  • Shortness of breath or wheezing

  • angina

  • rash

The way to prevent cockroaches in the house is quite difficult to manage because they are good at hiding.

usually only come out at night

and almost every house

“The basic way to manage cockroaches is

Get rid of all food scraps, don't leave dishes and bowls in the sink.

because cockroaches will eat food scraps

keep the house clean

Should choose a trash can with a tight lid.

The most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is to use a cockroach gel.

because when the cockroaches eat it will die at the nest

Then others in the nest will eat the dead carcass.

and die together

Therefore, it is the most effective and sustainable preliminary solution.

followed by the use of cockroach houses

Or you can hire a pest control company to manage it,” said Prof. Dr. Oraphan Phochanukul.

How to get rid of cockroaches in the house for sustainable results

  • clean the house

    or residence on a regular basis

  • Keep areas clean such as floors, sinks, stoves, tables, and cabinets, focusing on the kitchen area.

    and a special dining room

    Because it is often a hiding place for cockroaches.

  • Store food in sealed containers.

    Food should be packed in jars.

    or in the box

    Do not leave food containers uncovered or covered.

  • Discard food scraps immediately after eating.

    and always keep the trash lid closed.

    Eliminating food sources for cockroaches

  • Maintenance or cleaning of cockroach hiding areas, such as repairing or covering cracks in walls and floors.

    Repair broken or leaking water pipes

    in order not to create a source of moisture accumulation.

    especially under the sink

  • Keep piles of things organized, such as piles of newspapers, magazines, clothes, or used dishes and bowls.

    because it may be a hiding place for cockroaches

  • Use a cockroach trap, such as a cockroach gel.

    to make cockroaches die

    It is the most effective than other methods.

    Next is the cockroach trap house that has glue traps inside.

    Or you can hire a pest control company to help manage it.