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41. Family Works! Bites And Stings; Land And Water
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42. Children's Health At Doernbecher - Child Health A-Z
bites and stings, There are many different types of bites or stings that mayrequire clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

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Regardless of how careful you are about animals in your home, or how many precautions you take when your child is outdoors playing, animal and insect bites and stings may occur. By remaining calm and knowing some basic first-aid techniques, you can help your child overcome both the fear and the trauma of bites and stings.

43. CPCS: Bites And Stings
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Every year, thousands of calls are made to the Poison Center regarding insect bite information or treatment advice. While all insects can bite or sting, some are more bothersome and dangerous than others. Bites from fleas, mosquitoes and the common horsefly can cause pain, itching and swelling at the site - an unpleasant experience but not necessarily dangerous, unless an infection occurs.
What is the immediate treatment for bites or stings?
If breathing difficulties, difficult swallowing and/or body-wide itching develop, the patient is having a severe allergic reaction. Immediately call 9-1-1 for assistance. Otherwise, wash the bite or sting area well with soap and water to help prevent infection. If stung or bitten on fingers or hand, remove any rings or jewelry in case of swelling. Your local pharmacist can help you select the best over-the-counter medications to help treat insect and spider bites.
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44. Bites And Stings
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Dangerous bites and stings can come from a variety of places, from the household pet, to the hornet in the barn, to the little boy next door. No matter how the bite or sting occurs, however, it must be treated promptly to prevent infection, allergic reactions, or other complications; it's important to be prepared for all types of emergencies. These are just a few tips that will keep you and your family safe this summer season.
Insect Bites
  • Stinger may be present Pain Swelling Possible allergic reaction
  • If it still remains, remove stinger by scraping away, or lift out using tweezers, carefully so as not to inject more venom. Wash wound Cover Apply a cold pack Watch for signals of allergic reaction Apply a hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to reduce itching and inflammation
Spider/Scorpion Bite/Sting
The bites of some spiders, such as the black widow and the brown recluse, are particularly dangerous because they affect your whole body. Bites from both of these spiders can cause fever, nausea and pain in addition to the skin reactions at the site of the bite. If you believe you have been bitten by one of these dangerous spiders, see your doctor immediately. Before you do, follow these guidelines:

46. Bites And Stings -- Overview
BITES STINGS OVERVIEW Poisons or venoms injected by insects, snakes, spidersand some marine creatures have been categorized by chemical composition into
Poisons or venoms injected by insects, snakes, spiders and some marine creatures have been categorized by chemical composition into three main types. Offensive Poisons are used to disable or kill a potential meal. Defensive Poisons are used to discourage intruders from disturbing nests, hives or young, or for self-defense. Anticoagulants are designed to prevent a victim's blood from clotting and closing a wound after being bitten, so the insect or arachnid can drink it.
    Poison Offensive Defensive AntiCoagulant What Uses Them Snakes, Spiders, Jellyfish, some Lizards Ants, Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow-Jackets, Scorpions, Stingrays. Biting Flies, Mosquitos, Fleas, Ticks, Chiggers. Effect On Human Victim Dizziness; Difficulty Breathing; Swelling leading to pain; Tissue and/or nerve damage. Pain lasting a short time (usually 5 to 15 minutes); Swelling; Possible allergic reaction. Itching (the body's reaction); Pain from tearing of the skin with mosquito and fly bites (ticks and chiggers don't cause pain because they insert their mouthparts so slowly); Possible allergic reaction. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF BITTEN OR STUNG BY A VENOMOUS SNAKE, SPIDER OR MARINE CREATURE.

47. Treatments For Insect Bites And Stings
Treatment of insect bites and stings includes epinephrine for anaphylactic reactions,and symptomatic treatments for painful or itchy bites and stings.
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Insect Bites and Stings Part 3: Treatment of Insect Bites and Stings More of this Feature Introduction
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Join the Discussion How do you deal with common summertime problems, such as insect bites and stings and poison ivy? Post your tips and suggestions for other parents... Pediatrics Guide
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Insect Repellents Sun Protection ... Poison Ivy From Other Guides Insect Allergies Insects/Spiders Elsewhere on the Web Fighting Fleas and Ticks Insect Stings and Bites Mosquito Repellents - To DEET or not to DEET Lyme Disease ... MedicAlert Most children with insect bites or stings only need symptomatic treatment for the symptoms of pain and itching.
Some children who are allergic to the venom in the insect sting can develop more serious anaphylactic reactions.

48. How To Treat Bites And Stings
How to Treat bites and stings. by Cynthia Smith,DVM from the ASTCBulletin, post national issue 1996. Summer means long, warm days
How to Treat Bites and Stings
by Cynthia Smith,D.V.M. from the ASTC Bulletin, post national issue 1996 Summer means long, warm days romping with your dog in the great out-doors. But just like humans, your dog is susceptible to stings and bites from spiders, snakes and stinging insects, which view your companion as nothing but a four legged intruder. While most stings are painful they are not dangerous unless your dog suffers from an allergic reaction. Such allergic reactions are rare, but they can cause constriction of the dog's airways, resulting in an inability to breathe. Swelling of the skin is a sign that your dog has been stung. If your dog has an allergic reaction to the sting, you will also see swelling around the dog's face or legs. The swollen areas will feel hot to the touch. If your dog is stung by a bee or other type of insect that leaves its stinger behind, use tweezers to pull the foreign body out of your dog's skin. Be sure to grasp the stinger at the point of entry, and to pull it straight out from the skin. Do not grasp the upper part of the stinger with the tweezers since this can result in the injection of more venom into the area. Once the stinger has been removed, apply a cold compress to the spot. Try to keep your dog quiet, and observe it for any distress or for the allergy symptoms mentioned above. If the dog appears uncomfortable, take it to a veterinarian immediately, since allergic shock can occur within half an hour.

49. Insect Bites And Stings
Insect bites and stings. Why are they dangerous? Insect bites and stingscarry the risk of allergic reactions, infections and skin injury.
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Why are they dangerous? Insect bites and stings carry the risk of allergic reactions, infections and skin injury. The bites introduce a venom to the body that will often cause the skin around the bite to swell and itch. When bites are received wash the area with water and soap, then apply antibiotic cream and a bandage. Below are directions for caring for more specific types of bites. For information of Human and Animal bites go to the Wounds section of the First Aid Manual Insect bites: If the reaction is mild, apply a paste made from baking soda and water, wet cloth or ice (in a bag or cloth to avoid cold injuries) If allergic reaction seems to be taking place seek medical help as soon as possible, sever reactions should get help immediately. Symptoms are often Seek medical help if bite becomes infected, or looks like it might.

50. LookSmart - Insect Bites And Stings
Insect bites and stings Learn about types of insect bites and stings andhow to treat and prevent them. bites and stings - Wake Forest Univ.

51. Insect Bites And Stings In Children - Keep Kids Healthy
Insect bites and stings. Unless your child has an allergy, most insectbites and stings cause minor redness, swelling and itching.


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Recommend Us tell a friend about us or email this page to a friend Advertisement Insect Repellents Advertisement Itch Relief Main First Aid Insect Bites and Stings Insect Bites and Stings Unless your child has an allergy, most insect bites and stings cause minor redness, swelling and itching. If you can see the stinger in your child's skin, you should use a dull blade or credit card to scrape it out. Avoid pinching it out, since this can inject more venom into the wound. If your child was stung by a poisonous spider, snake or if he is having an allergic reaction, you should call your doctor or activate your local emergency medical services for further treatment. Submit a Link printer friendly format Contact Us site index ... help Updated: October 3, 2000

52. The Physician And Sportsmedicine: Managing Arthropod Bites And Stings
Managing Arthropod bites and stings. Robert L. Norris, MD. Plan Ahead. The riskfrom arthropod bites and stings for athletes and active people is quite low.
Managing Arthropod Bites and Stings
Robert L. Norris, MD
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 26 - NO. 7 - JULY 98 In Brief: Most arthropod bites and stings cause limited swelling, itching, pain, and redness and can be managed by ice application and tetanus prophylaxis as necessary. Stings by bees, wasps, and stinging ants can cause anaphylaxis that may require treatment with epinephrine and antihistamines and respiratory and cardiac maintenance measures. Widow spider bite management is controversial, but interventions for systemic reactions include calcium gluconate, methocarbamol, diazepam, narcotics, and antivenom. Victims of brown spider bites may need hospitalization if lesions enlarge rapidly or there are signs of systemic poisoning. Those stung by a bark scorpion may require oxygen, an intravenous line, pulse oximetry, and cardiac monitoring. W hen we think of sports-related hazards, we generally imagine blunt trauma, heat-related illness, or even rare occurrences such as lightning strikes. We seldom think of arthropods, those little, multilegged creatures whose bites and stings can make life unpleasantor precipitate life-threatening reactions. Knowing and implementing appropriate in-the-field and hospital treatments can make life less miserable for those who have minor reactions and may help save the lives of the few who have severe allergic reactions.
The stinging insects that belong to the order Hymenoptera include bees; yellow jackets, hornets, and other wasps; and stinging ants (see "Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Ants," below). Hymenoptera stings cause an estimated 40 to 150 deaths each year in the United States alone (1), the vast majority of which are due to anaphylactic reactions. Approximately 1 in every 200 people is dangerously allergic to Hymenoptera venom and therefore at risk for fatal anaphylaxis (2).

53. UGA Entomology - Protect Yourself Against Bites & Stings
Agricultural Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service.Protect Yourself Against bites and stings Use Repellents Safely.

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Protect Yourself Against Bites and Stings
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Donna F. Anderson, County Extension Agent
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Take immediate action.  If the stinger remains, remove it by scraping with a credit card or thumbnail.  Squeezing the stinger may force more venom into the skin. Some commercial products, such as StingEze®, are very effective if applied quickly after the sting occurs.  A paste of meat tenderizer and water may also provide relief.  Pain and swelling are normal reactions to stings.  Apply ice to relieve pain and swelling.
More serious symptoms, such as shortness of breath, nausea, or difficulty swallowing require immediate medical attention
For emergencies call the
Georgia Poison Control Center at 1-800-282-5846 or (404) 616-9000
Bites from insects, ticks, and other arthropods are always annoying.  They may also expose you to diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and encephalitis.  Many people use repellents to protect themselves.  If used properly, repellents are an effective and safe way to avoid bites from insects and other pests.  Keep in mind that repellents are

54. Bites And Stings - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
bites and stings Regardless of how careful you are about animals in your home, orhow many precautions you take when your child is outdoors playing, animal and
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Regardless of how careful you are about animals in your home, or how many precautions you take when your child is outdoors playing, animal and insect bites and stings may occur. By remaining calm and knowing some basic first-aid techniques, you can help your child overcome both the fear and the trauma of bites and stings. There are many different types of bites or stings that may require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic. Animal Bites Human Bites Insect Bites Insect Stings ... Return to Full List of Topics
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55. :: Insect Bites And Stings ::
poison). Usually, the discomfort of such bites and stings does not spreadbeyond the affected area and only lasts for a little while.
How they irritate or harm?
In most cases, an insect bite or sting will cause the affected area to swell or itch. Bee and wasp stings are painful because of their venom (poison). Usually, the discomfort of such bites and stings does not spread beyond the affected area and only lasts for a little while.
Some people may be allergic to the bite or sting, or may go into "shock" as a result of the extreme pain or acute poisoning from multiple stings.
The person bitten by a mosquito carrying the dengue haemorrhagic fever virus or malaria parasite may suffer from these diseases.
What you can do
Always clean the area with soap and water. Do not scratch but use the pulp of your finger to stroke the area if it is itchy. Mosquito Bites
Leave the swelling and itch alone. It will go away in half an hour. Apply something soothing like calamine lotion if you like.
Bedbug or Flea Bites
Apply calamine lotion.
Tick Bites
Use petroleum jelly, any oil or alcohol to loosen the tick's grip on the skin, then remove it with forceps. Apply calamine lotion.

56. Insect Bites And Stings
Table of Contents Conditions Insect bites and stings, per cup. Place inspray bottle and chill. Spray on stings and bites to relieve itching.
Table of Contents Conditions Insect Bites and Stings Also Listed As: Signs and Symptoms What Causes It? What to Expect at Your Provider's Office Treatment Options ... Supporting Research Insect bites can cause an allergic reaction. More people have allergic reactions to stinging insects than to biting insects. Signs and Symptoms
  • Red, swollen, warm lump or hives Itching, tenderness, pain Sores from scratching; can be infected Serious allergic reactions when symptoms spread (this is called anaphylaxis). These can include difficulty breathing, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, fever, muscle spasms, or loss of consciousness. Call for emergency medical help right away.
What Causes It? Stinging insects include bumblebees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire and harvester ants. Biting insects include conenose bugs, mosquitoes, horseflies, deerflies, spiders, bedbugs, and black flies. What to Expect at Your Provider's Office Your health care provider will determine if you are having, or are at risk of having a serious allergic reaction. If you are having an allergic reaction, your provider will give you drugs to stop it. When you feel better, you may have a series of shots to prevent a strong reaction if you are bitten again. Treatment Options Large local reactions usually go away in three to seven days with no treatment. For symptom relief, use the following.

57. Insect Bites Or Stings
Insect bites or stings. Definition This sting or bite is from an insector spider. Most bites and stings do not require emergency medical care.
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Insect bites or stings
Definition: This sting or bite is from an insect or spider.
Alternative Names: Bedbug bite; Bee sting; Bites - insects; Black widow bite; Brown recluse bite; Flea bite; Honey bee sting; Louse bite; Mite bite; Scorpion bite; Spider bite; Tick bite; Yellow jacket sting
Considerations: If bitten or stung by an insect, try to kill it and have it identified (if it can be done quickly and safely).
Most bites and stings do not require emergency medical care. However, possible complications to insect bites and stings include: allergic reaction shock , reaction to venom (see wasp and bee poison documents), toxic reaction, or infection. Allergic reactions to insect bites or stings occur very quickly, usually within minutes, and severe reactions can be rapidly fatal if untreated. Approximately 0.5% of the population develop severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect stings.
Causes: Common causes include:
Review Date: 2/11/2002
Reviewed By: Todd Severson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

58. Practice Safety For Bites And Stings
Practice Safety For bites and stings. Therefore we are more likely to experiencebites and stings of insects, spiders, scorpions and snakes.

59. Homeopathic Remedies For Insect Bites And Stings
Homeopathic remedies can be useful for relieving the pain and swellingof insect bites and stings. If Insect bites and stings. Also
Insect Bites and Stings Also indexed as: Bee Sting, Bites (Insect), Sting (Insect) Homeopathic remedies can be useful for relieving the pain and swelling of insect bites and stings. If a person is allergic to the venom of a stinging insect, or if a bite is from a poisonous spider, emergency medical attention is needed right away. (Remedies can still be used, to reduce the early trauma and to help recovery.)
What Is Homeopathy?
Aconitum napellus: This remedy can be helpful if a person feels fearful or panicked after being stung. Cutting, stabbing, or burning pain may be felt, along with swelling, tingling, or numbness. Aconitum should be used immediately, while symptoms are intense, and can be followed by another remedy, as indicated. Apis mellifica: If a bite or bee sting causes puffy, tender swelling that is pink or red and hot to the touch, this remedy may be helpful. The area stings and burns, and cold applications bring relief. (If a person is allergic to insect venom, especially bee-stings, Apis may help to reduce the swelling of the passages, given as first aid while on the way to emergency medical care.)

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