Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bitten by an Insect Treatment

Insect bites and stings may require emergency treatment if the insect venom causes an allergic reaction. Treatment for insect bites and stings depends on the type of insect.

Treatment for insect bites and stings include:

Treatment for an allergic reaction caused by insect bites and stings includes:

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Bitten by an Insect Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat insect bites:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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