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Insect bites and stings
Most insect bites will clear up in a day or two, although some people can have severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Learn more about insect bites ...
Some illnesses are transmitted by mosquitoes ('mozzies'), including malaria, Dengue fever and the Zika virus.
Bitten by a spider? Not sure what to do? This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the type of spider involved.
About 100 Australian snakes are venomous. Although only 12 are likely to inflict a wound that could kill you. Learn about first aid for snake bites.
Sea creature bites and stings
Not sure if a bite or sting from a sea creature is dangerous? Here’s information about first aid treatments for jellyfish stings, sea snake bites and ...
Dog, cat and bat bites
Dog and cat bites are the most common types of animal bite. Here’s what to do if you get bitten, with information about when to get medical help.
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on your blood, often causing itchy bites. Learn about treatment and prevention.
It can be difficult to know if a sting from a plant is dangerous or not. This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the plant inv...
Insect bites & stings: treatment | Raising Children Network
You can treat many insect bites and insect stings yourself. But if your child has an unusual reaction to an insect bite or sting, seek medical attention.
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Kids' Health - Topics - Bites and stings
When you read 'bites and stings' what do you think of?Well, I have those sorts of nightmares too!Occasionally some unfortunate people are bitten by these creatures, but most bites and stings are from much smaller beasties - like flying, jumping and crawling insects, quite small spiders and some things which look pretty tame really (sandflies, mosquitoes and fleas, to name just a few)
Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website
First aid for bites and stings - myDr.com.au
First aid tips for bites and stings from some of the most venomous creatures in the world - snakes, spiders, jellyfish, blue ringed octopus and cone snail - all of whichare found in Australia.
Read more on myDr website
Bites and stings
First aid for bites and stings
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First aid for bites and stings
Serious allergic reactions occur in approximately 2 per cent of stings from ants, bees and wasps.
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Bites and stings first aid - Better Health Channel
If you are bitten or stung by an insect or animal, apply first aid and seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
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Bites and stings | Queensland Poisons Information Centre
Information on general firs aid for bites and stings. Up-to-date advice to assist in the management of poisonings. Call 13 11 26.
Read more on Queensland Health website
Raising kids in tropical Australia
Growing up in northern Australia can be a magical and safe experience. But parents need to be aware of the risks posed by life in the tropics.
Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website
Insect allergy (bites and stings) - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
Allergic reactions to Bites and Stings, Jack Jumper Ant Allergy, Tick Allergy
Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website
Insect - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
The most common causes of severe bite and sting allergyin Australia are: Bee sting (honey bee and native Australian bees) Wasp sting (paper wasp and European wasp) Ant sting (jack jumper, green-head, bulldog ants)Other insects such as ticks, caterpillars, March flies and even bedbugs can trigger anaphylaxis but are less common.Individuals can have a range of allergic reactions to stings bites but not all are serious.
Read more on Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia website
The Most Common Hospital Presentations Over Christmas Time
The Christmas holidays should be a happy opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, there is the potential for the silly season to result in hospitalisations for many Australians.
Read more on Ausmed Education website