Insect Bites Topic Guide
Insect Bites: Insect stings and bites are common. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, and itching. Treatment of insect stings and bites depends on the type of insect. Some may require home remedies such as anti-inflammatory agents, antibiotics, and in some cases, surgery.
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Black Widow Spider Bite The bite of a black widow spider can be serious, but it's rarely fatal. Symptoms include pain, muscle pain in large muscle groups, nausea, and sometimes vomiting and fainting. Go to the emergency department if the pain is more than minor, and call paramedics if symptoms are severe. Adults with black widow bites seldom have complications, however.
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