How To Identify Types Of Insect Bites


In the hot season people are always bite by many kind of insects. To avoid unpleasant and even dangerous consequences, it is very important to know and identify what type of insect bit you. I prepared for you the list of the most common types of bites and the symptoms they cause.

Mosquito bite

Mosquito bite is a lump of skin that itches very hard. As a rule, it doesn’t provoke any health hazards and it’s enough to apply a little cream against skin irritation. If, however, fever, joint pain or inflammation of the lymph nodes occurs, you should call a doctor because an infection may have got into your blood.

Flea bite

This type of bites are followed by a very strong itch.¬†Usually flea bites appear as 3-4 red spots alongside. First, wash the area with water and soap, then apply a cream for itchiness. Don’t scratch the sting places in order to prevent infection in the body.

Bug bite

Bug bites may be very different. Some people may not even notice them, while others may experience allergic reactions such as itching or pain. The main enemy of bug is hygiene, so wash the bite as soon as possible with soap and water. In cases with stronger symptoms apply anti-inflammatory creams.

Spider bite

The majority of spiders have inoffensive bites. They usually represent two small points surrounded by a circle. First of all wash the affected area with water and soap. If you experience unusual symptoms or allergic reactions, take antihistamines and call a doctor for help.

Tick bite

These parasites can be very dangerous for humans, sometimes spreading severe diseases. If you notice a tick on the surface of your skin, you need to remove it as soon as possible. Avoid popular solutions such as oil, gasoline or vinegar. Use a tweezer: grab the tick as close as possible to the head and pull it slowly, then wash the wound with soap and water. Keep in mind that a tick that carry a disease needs about 48 hours to infect you, so check your skin well after every walk in the park or forest.