Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bitten by an Insect Types

Types of insects include:

  • Non-venomous insects
  • Venomous insects

Non-venomous insects do not contain venom that can harm humans. Most insects are non-venomous insects.

Non-venomous insects include:

Venomous insects can inject venom during a bite or sting, which can result in an allergic reaction.

Venomous insect bites include:

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