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Insect Sting (Definition)

A insect sting results in an injection by a specifically designed structure of an organism and usually contains chemicals that can cause all sorts of responses, some toxic. Whereas a bite can also contain chemicals which cause all sorts of reactions but comes from the mouth parts which may be fangs or other teeth or large mandible components or simply be part of the ...Read more


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Woke to find a single red blotch on left breast, no lump, itch. It first appeared 6 wks ago in the same place thought it was insect bite & it faded?

Woke to find a single red blotch on left breast, no lump, itch.  It first appeared 6 wks ago in the same place thought it was insect bite & it faded?

Too nonspecific: The description provided is too nonspecific to be diagnostic. If the blotch of redness persists or worsens, have your physician examine it. It could be from pressure or some nonspecific irritation if it quickly clears. ...Read more

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I have a large hard bump under my chin unsure if it's an insect bite. drained some still sort of hard. treated with aloe leaf for irritation?

I have a large hard bump under my chin unsure if it's an insect bite. drained some  still sort of hard. treated with aloe leaf for irritation?

Hard bump: See you physician as an infection such as boil/abscess may cause a bump that is hard/ painful An insect bite may get secondarily infected as well ...Read more

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I have an insect bite that hurts bad, is hard to the touch, and seems really large (3 inches) & red. What kind of bite is this/how do I treat it?

I do not know: Maybe it was a spider bite? Get eval as there is the chance you may need antibiotics. If just a bite, ice it, take ibuprofen, and monitor the area. ...Read more

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My daughter has an insect bite on her cheek and it is very swollen and hard.what is the best thing ti do?

Insect bite: To reduce the swelling apply cold compresses to the bite several times a day. After the compresses you might apply an antibiotic ointment ...Read more

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Insect Bite (Definition)

Insect bites usually refer to a skin lesion from an insect bite. The insects are fire ants, honey bees ...Read more


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