Insect bites

The bites and stings from a number of different insects can cause disease through infection or allergic reaction. Mosquito bites spread a number of mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue Fever and Malaria. Bee stings can cause an allergic reaction from bee venom allergy in a number of people, possibly ...

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Introduction: Insect bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito and flea bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus ...1

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Symptoms of Insect bites

An insect bite is usually a red itchy bump. There may be a blister in the middle. Sometimes insect bites are painful (especially spider bites) as well as itchy. ...Source: New Zealand Health2 ...

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Complications of Insect bites

Insects and other Arthropods Bites and stings from spiders and scorpions can be painful and can result in illness and death, particularly among infants and children. Other insects and arthropods, such as mosquitoes and ticks, can transmit infections. See the ...3

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Causes List for Insect bites

Some possible causes of Insect bites or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Insect bites

Bugs like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies can give you diseases when they bite you. ...Source: New Zealand Health5 ...

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Treatments: Insect bites

What to do about insect bites Watch out for insect bites, too. Try not to scratch them, because they could get infected. Cover up your skin as much as possible when you will be in the woods, tall grass, or ...6

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Prevention of Insect bites

How to avoid being bitten Indoors

  • Use screens on doors and windows.
  • Use insect sprays.
  • Use mosquito coils.
  • Use a mosquito net over your bed at night. You can spray this with pesticide if you wish.
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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ insectbitesandstings.html
  2. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ accidents-and-injuries/ bites-and-stings/ insect-bites
  3. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ animal-associated-hazards
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ healthy-living/ travelling/ avoiding-bug-bites-while-travelling
  6. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Kids/ healthy_skin.asp

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