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Why do insect stings cause inflammation, and is it related to the itchiness?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Venom

They inject a venom it is their way of protecting themselves and the venom causes an inflammatory response and a release of histamines.
Histamines cause the itching.

In brief: Venom

They inject a venom it is their way of protecting themselves and the venom causes an inflammatory response and a release of histamines.
Histamines cause the itching.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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