Bitten by an Insect Overview
Another name for Bitten by an Insect is Insect Bite.
What is an insect bite?
A person with an insect bite or sting has an injury to the skin from an insect. The bite or sting may, or may not, contain venom. Insect bites and stings can cause serious symptoms if they trigger an allergic reaction.
What are the symptoms of an insect bite?
Insect bites and stings are common, and most cause few symptoms. Symptoms include skin redness, itching, and mild skin swelling.
How does the doctor treat an insect bite?
Insect bites can be treated at home. Home care for insect bites includes skin cleansing with soap and water, and 1% hydrocortisone cream for itching. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be used for pain.
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