Insect stings

The stings from a number of insects, notably bees, can cause disease, usually from an allergic reaction. Bee sting allergies cause an allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis in its most severe form. Milder symptoms of allergic reaction include rash, hives (urticarial), and mild symptoms. In people who are not allergic, an ...

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Introduction: Insect stings

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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Causes List for Insect stings

Some possible causes of Insect stings or similar disorders may include:2

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First Aid for Insect stings

First Aid for All Other Bites and Stings

  • Wash the area with soap and water and apply an antiseptic, if available.
  • Ensure that the patient's tetanus vaccination is up to date.
  • Apply an ice pack to site for pain and ...
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Prevention of Insect stings

Insect bites and stings If you've ever suffered a bad reaction to an insect bite or sting, it's important to take precautions to minimise your risk. When you're outdoors, particularly in the summer, you could:

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): insectbitesandstings.html
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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