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Insect bites - infographic

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Explore this infographic to learn about the insects that can cause infections and allergic reactions, the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of and tips to prevent bites.

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Learn more about insect bites and stings including what they are, symptoms, treatments and prevention.

Last reviewed: November 2016

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Insect stings (bee sting, spider bites) information | myVMC

Insect stings and bites from bees, wasps and spiders are usually mild but can cause life threatening anaphylaxis or be fatal if a massive sting occurs.

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Most insect bites and stings are not poisonous but the bites of some insects such as wasps, bees and some spiders can be harmful. If a child is bitten and it is possible to save the insect, this may help with treatment it if is poisonous.

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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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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).

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Bed bugs - prevention and treatment

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius or Cimex hemipterus) are oval, wingless insects that are rusty brown in colour and around 4 to 5 mm long when fully grown, which allows them to hide in narrow cracks and crevices.

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