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Insect stings and bites can be irritating. But in most cases, symptoms begin to disappear by the next day and don’t need medical care. However, kids who are allergic to insect stings or bites might get life-threatening symptoms that need emergency treatment.
If there are signs of a severe reaction:
If there are no signs of a severe reaction:
Want to avoid summer hazards so you can focus on the fun? This center offers tips for teens.
Keep the fun in summer by keeping your child safe in the sun, the water, and the great outdoors.
Fire ants think they’re hot stuff. Learn how to handle them in this article for kids.
A gnat is a very tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin. Learn more about gnats.
A flea is a small (no bigger than the head of a pin) brown bug with a hard shell. Learn more about fleas and how they affect you in this fun article just for kids.
Find out what the experts say.
Scorpions are about three inches long (about the length of a crayon), with eight legs and a small pair of claws that look like crabs’ claws. Read all about them.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Most bug bites and stings are just annoying. But some can cause infections and allergic reactions. It’s important to know what to watch for, and when to get medical attention.
The brown recluse spider is one of six poisonous kinds of spiders in the United States. Learn more about the brown recluse spider.
Bites from non-venomous insects are the result of an insect attempting to feed upon a person’s blood. Non-venomous means the insect does not inject poisons through its bite.
Venomous insects bite or sting people as a way to defend themselves. They inject a poison (venom) into a person through their mouth or stinger which causes a reaction.
Insect sting allergies can cause serious reactions. Find out how to keep kids safe.
Generally, insect bites and stings are harmless. Find out how to keep pests from ruining your fun.
Kids with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. The good news is that when treated properly, anaphylaxis can be managed.
There are thousands of different kinds of mosquitoes in many different sizes and colors. Learn all about mosquitoes and how they bite you in this article.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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