Bites and stings come from a variety of insects. Spider,ants,wasps bites can hurt and be painful and can be dangerous if you are allergic to them. Here are some ideas to help reduce the pin and itching from insect bites.
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If you notice a red swelling on your skin you probable have an insect bite. If the area is itching try not to scratch it. Scratching the insect bite could complicate the condition by starting a secondary infection. If you see insect bites around your ankle area they are usually flee bites. If you are bitten by a spider it will feel like a pin prick .
Keep an eye on the area for redness and swelling about an hour after the bite. Bee and wasp stings sometime leave in the stinger so it needs to be remove carefully.
When you are camping or hiking be careful not to turn over logs and stones. Spiders like to hide in these areas.Spiders will bite if they feel threaten. You need to inspect your boots or shoes before you head out on a hike. Biting insects like to hide in footwear. If you do get an insect bite it usually can be treated on the spot. Mosquitoes,gnats and flees bites will not show up immediately so you need to watch the area for any signs of infection. Tick bites you need to cut off the oxygen to the head of the tick to remove the tick safely.
When you have been bitten by an insect you should stop all strenuous activity.If stung by a bee or wasp remove the stinger but do not squeeze it this could release more venom. You need to apply ice to the area of the bite. There are antipruritic creams that can be applied to the area of the bite. If you notice that you are having faintness, difficulty breathing and coughing you might be having a sever reaction to the bite. You need to get to the emergency room immediately or to the nearest doctor.
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Watch for redness and swelling in the area of the insect bite.