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Insect stings - 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 stings.

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

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Last reviewed: November 2016

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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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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.

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Serious allergic reactions occur in approximately 2 per cent of stings from ants, bees and wasps.

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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)

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Bee stings - myDr.com.au

The best way to deal with a bee sting is to scrape it off with a sideways motion using a firm object such as the blade of a knife, a credit card or even a fingernail.

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Fleas - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Fleas are wingless insects which have an irritating bite and are common pests on domestic cats and dogs and other animals.

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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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Bed bugs

Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on human blood by piercing the skin. They usually seek out blood meals at night.

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Chikungunya virus - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Chikungunya is an infection in humans caused by the chikungunya virus.

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Barmah Forest virus fact sheet - Fact sheets

Barmah Forest virus is transmitted to people by being bitten by a mosquito that is infected with the virus. Symptoms include fever, rash and sore joints. Avoiding mosquito bites prevents infection.

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