How to identify some very common bug bites and the reasons why it is necessary to recognize which bug has bitten you.


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A bug bite on any part of the body can be a nasty experience especially if you don’t have any information about what kind of bug has left you with that red, trembling mark on your skin. A bug bite is not something for which people panic. Most bug bites and bites from normal insects don’t cause any harm and heal quickly. But sometimes these bites and stings from insects like spiders, ants, bees, and Hornets cause pain and serious allergic issues.

A bite from an insect isn't always harmless and improper treatment may cause life threating infections. So it’s better to know what kind of insect has bitten you as prevention is the greatest medicine. The mark of an insect bite depends on what type of insect bit you. Identifying these marks on time can save your life. But in any case, if you feel serious itching or redness even from a mosquito bite, don’t forget to consult a doctor. Here are some bug bites with pictures that will help you in recognizing what type of insect bit you.

1Mosquito bite

Directly after a mosquito bites us, a round and swollen bump appears on our skin. In some cases, you can notice a tiny dot in the middle of it. You may get multiple bites simultaneously which can cause intense itching. If you have a weak immune system, swelling and redness may appear on the spot. Children experience stronger reactions than adults. You can treat the mosquito bite by applying an ice pack on the area or washing it with warm water. Tell your children not to scratch the area around the bite. If you notice any reaction like a headache, fever or body aches, contact your doctor.

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2Tick bites


Ticks are found in grass, trees, and shrubs etc. Tick bites often doesn’t cause any harm but it can leave visible marks. A tick bite causes redness, pain and swelling instantly. However, a tick bite if not treated well can cause allergic reactions and they do pass on disease to human and animals. The very first thing to do when you find a tick bite is to remove it carefully. See your doctor as soon as possible to find out if there is any infection.

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3Fire ant bites

These are small aggressive red and black ants which leave the person with a painful bite. A bite of a fire ant is a medical emergency. It leaves the skin with swollen red spots that grow a blister on top. It can cause a dangerous allergic infection in some people resulting in swelling, difficulty in breathing and itching. If you get bitten by a fire ant, see your doctor as soon as possible.

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When a bee stings you, it can cause a lot of pain and affect the entire body. After they pierce the skin, they cannot pull their stinger back and that is the reason they end up dying. Remove the stinger immediately to prevent the poison from entering the body. A bee sting causes many symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea or dizziness. Clean the area with soap and water and if you get any allergies from a bee sting, consult your doctor to take necessary action.


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5Flea bites

Flea bites are usually located in bunches on the feet and lower legs. You'll find a red bump covered by a red halo causing itchiness. These symptoms can be noticed immediately after being bitten. In rare cases, a person can develop allergic reactions. There is the chance you can get a creepy disease from the bacteria and viruses, transmitted from fleas. There is nothing to do about flea bites but if you experience any problems, see a doctor, see a doctor.

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