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Insect Bites (cont.)

Insect Bites Prognosis

Most people respond well to home or emergency treatment for bug bites or stings. People with very severe allergic reactions or those who do not respond to initial treatment will often require hospital admission for further treatment and monitoring. A severe episode may be fatal in spite of appropriate medical treatment.

For people who get a disease transferred from insect/bug bites or stings, the outlook depends on the disease transmitted, how quickly it is diagnosed, appropriately treated and the overall health of the individual. Outlooks or prognoses of these diseases may vary from good to occasionally poor if organs are permanently damaged.

REFERENCES:

CDC.gov. Insects and Scorpions.

CDC.gov. Ticks.

CDC.gov. Fight the Bite for Protection from Malaria Guidelines for DEET Insect Repellent Use.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/7/2014

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