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How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?

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Dr. William Zachary
Wilderness Medicine 25 years experience
Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be expected from any of these. Symptoms exceeding this should be examined by a physician. 'spider bites' have become a common er complaint over the last several years, when in fact most of these are skin abscesses.

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Last updated May 24, 2017

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