Except for the mountain peaks, there is probably no place on earth which is devoid of insects. Being crucial components of many ecosystems that are contributing to our lives, these little creatures don’t like intrusion into their territories.
Whether you are in the woods or in your backyard, you are likely to encounter insect bites or stings. However, barring a few, insect bites don’t cause major health problems There are home remedies for insect bites that can heal you within a few hours or a few days.
An insect bite invariably leaves a mark of welt on the skin with irritation and scratching sensations. But most of the common insects are harmless and their stings only bother you for a day or two, except for a few poisonous ones such as, fire ants, wasps, hornets, and bees whose bites may cause intense pains and even allergic reactions. Similarly, spider bites also cause poisonous reactions to our body and should be subjected to immediate medical care.
What form an insect bite will take depends upon what type of bug was that. Symptoms of most bug bites are common such as red bumps with pain, itching, or burning but there are some bug bites that cause blisters or welts. The symptoms and the locations where the insect bit can provide clues to the insect type, the probable severity of the bite and treatments.
A quick look at the following symptoms will give an insight into bug bite identifications.
The treatments for Insect bites depends upon type of reaction to the bite or sting and can be carried out at home. Whether it is for spider bites or other insect bites, some of the effective home remedies include -
Some people may have a history of severe allergic reactions to certain insect or spider bites. It may be useful for them to have an emergency treatment kit (such as anaphylaxis kit or n- kit that contains an epinephrine injector, tourniquet, antihistamine, etc.) at home. But this should necessarily be based on doctor’s advices after an evaluation of the insect bite after-effects and severity of the reaction.