Insect bites


Symptoms of an insect bite result from the injection of venom or other substances into the skin.


Most bites cause mild stinging or itching. Some bites can trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction. Breathing difficulty, facial swelling, dizziness, confusion, and hives are symptoms of such a reaction.


Allergic reactions to insect bites require emergency care.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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