It is a fact that insect inhabit every place in this earth. They are technically everywhere. The fact that there are more species of insects that any other animals in the world. Indeed, they are considered successful creatures and have clearly adapted to survive in any environment. Many insects are indeed parasitic and live off a host rather than devour it. You may not know it but their success lies on their ability to prey off other species which include humans. Insect bites from mosquitoes and sand flies may cause inconvenience due to some local reactions. These bites can be very harmful and they can in fact spread diseases which are potentially fatal. It is a fact then that these insects bit any time of the day but most of this biting occur in the evening so we need to take necessary precautions in order to avoid these diseases.
Some of the common bites from insects include those from bedbugs, flies, midges, fleas and ticks. What are the symptoms of bites and stings that you need to notice? Those bites from various mosquitoes and other insects that feed on your blood may result to itchy spots and lumps. More often than not, these itchy spots and lumps don’t usually need any treatment and may disappear within a day or so. Same thing applies to those insect stings. You may not know it but bites and stings may often lead to complications such as allergic reactions and skin infections. Often times, a mosquito bite or sting can cause a dangerous allergic reacting called anaphylaxis. Just in case you get bitten around your ankles or feet, it may caused by some dog fleas or cat.
Remember that these insect bites or stings can get infected by some bacteria. More often than not, the bite gets redder and sorer instead of disappearing after a few days. Don’t mention that pus may build up inside. These infected bites may even make you feel unwell along with symptoms of swollen glands. Allergic reaction would usually show up if you are allergic to the insect’s saliva or venom for a sting. Such allergic reaction is usually found around the area of the infected bite. Good thing you have your immune system to protect your body from these kinds of infections. Usually, these allergic reactions show up when your immune system mistakes a harmless substance for a harmful one which then triggers an immune system.
Insect bites can really give you extreme discomfort. If you get to experience the symptoms of these infected bites, you should not scratch them as this may make the symptoms worse. Immediately wash the infected area with water and soap. Then dry the area using a dry cloth. In order to relieve the pain, you must apply a cold compress. You can use a clean cloth and soak it in iced water. You have to make sure that you consult a physician just in case the symptoms of your bites get worse.