Bug Bites on Smithsonian Channel
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About Bug Bites
Biting insects including mosquitos, ticks, and spiders, and stinging insects include bees, wasps, and fire ants. Insect bites and stings are a common occurrence in the U.S., especially during the summertime as insects thrive in warmer climates and more people spend time outdoors during the summer months. During the summer while you’re hiking, camping, or doing some other outdoor activity, it’s important to wear insect repellant to limit your exposure to insect bites and stings. Some insects are also attracted to bright colors and scents from perfumes, deodorants, and lotions, so to avoid bites and stings, it might also be helpful to wear dark clothing and remain free of sweet-smelling odors.
Thankfully, unless you’re allergic to the venom, insect bites, spider bites, and stings usually cause mild reactions. Symptoms include an itching or stinging sensation, mild swelling, and redness, and usually last between 24 to 48 hours. However, some people are severely allergic to insect bites and stings. This type of allergic reaction is referred to as anaphylaxis, and requires immediate medical attention, as it can be life-threatening if it’s not treated promptly.Show: Bug Bites
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