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Doctor insights on: Rhinoceros Beetle

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Are click beetles harmless we trapped it in a wipe container and are uncertain on what to do with it?

Are click beetles harmless we trapped it in a wipe container and are uncertain on what to do with it?

Harmless: From my limited research they are the only Beetles that make a distinctive clicking sound.. I suppose a whole bunch of them could cause a cacophony similar to an invasion of frogs or locusts. I would simply put them back in the woods. Enjoy Nature. ...Read more

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Can beetles bite humans and cause a rash?

Can beetles bite humans and cause a rash?

No: Usually beetles do not bite people. There is a beetle that secretes a sticky substance that will cause blisters if you touch it, the blister beetle. I am not aware of any other beetle rashes or bites. ...Read more

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Can children be allergic to carpet beetles?

Can children be allergic to carpet beetles?

Possibly: 'carpet beetles' can mean different things to different people, so one would need a better description of the insect to which you are referring. In general, 'beetles' are not allergenic insects. However, it is possible that they are associated with another type of insect that is allergenic (like dust mites - very common in your area). ...Read more

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Is there a bad disease a person could get if he accidentally swallowed a beetle or larva?

No: No they cannot. Why would you even think they would? Why would you ever eat them? ...Read more

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I believe I am allergic to carpet beetle larvae. Is there a test to confirm this? I have read that clinical testing has confirmed for others.

I believe I am allergic to carpet beetle larvae.  Is there a test to confirm this?  I have read that clinical testing has confirmed for others.

Yes, in principle : You will need to determine if you truly have carpet beetle infestation. Next you will need to present your allergy findingd to either your dermatologist and/or allergist. ...Read more

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Can you pop the.Blisters from blister beetles?

Can you pop the.Blisters from blister beetles?

Yes, carefully.: Blisters don't usually hurt, but ripping the skin off of them really hurts. Therefore, you can sterilize a seeing needle to prick the edge and drain the fluid, but leave the roof of the blister in tact. ...Read more

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My son is 5 and he says he was bitten by a beetle, now both of his forearms have rashes on them, could it be from a bite?

My son is 5 and he says he was bitten by a beetle, now both of his forearms have rashes on them, could it be from a bite?

Unusual, see Peds: It would be odd to have just both forearms involved in a rash from an insect bite, so is likely something else that caused that (like crawling around through something?). Cannot say over internet, needs exam by pediatrician to get good clinical impression and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can carpet beetles cause itchy bumps?

Can carpet beetles cause itchy bumps?

Yes: Capet beetles can cause a variety of rashes, even asthma and nasal allergy attaccks. For more information, see http://ento.Psu.Edu/extension/factsheets/carpet-beetle-dermatitis. ...Read more