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Common Stinging or Biting Insects or Spiders

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Topic Overview

Many insects, such as the following, cause mild reactions:

Some insects are more likely than others to cause allergic or toxic reactions.

Bites and stings are more serious if you develop one or more of the following conditions after an insect or spider bite or sting:


Credits for Common Stinging or Biting Insects or Spiders

Current as of: October 19, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine


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