Insect bites and stings
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Wasp or hornet sting
A wasp sting is a swelling that can last for a few hours and can be itchy and painful. Around the bite, the area can be swollen for up to one week, which is not anything to worry about as it is a minor reaction. If you experience a major anaphylaxis reaction, which includes swollen face, difficult breathing and dizziness, call 999 immediately.
Mosquito bites are from mosquitos, however they rarely cause issues in the united kingdom. They can transmit a variety of dangerous diseases, like malaria in various parts of the world. They usually form as tiny red lumps in the biting region and are quite itchy. Blisters packed with fluid can also form in some circumstances. Its only the female mosquitoes that bite humans and not the males. The region can become painful, itchy and swollen from any insect bite. Mosquito bites are particularly bothersome on their own and may usually be treated with an over-the-counter treatment to relieve itching and discomfort.
Insect Bites And Stings
Insect bites or stings generally present as a red lump, which can be itchy and painful. Most bites diminish after a few hours or days and can be treated with over the counter medication from any pharmacy. If you did not see the bite or sting occur, it is challenging to recognise, but treatment for bites and stings are similar.
If the bite/sting becomes itchy, swollen and painful, our clinicians can prescribe antibiotic treatment. It is important to attach pictures (non-intimate areas) if you choose the telephone consultation option. Pictures are not required for video consultations.
Ant bites and stings are usually painless, however you may experience a nip and a faint pink mark on your skin. The black garden ant, which is the most prevalent in the UK, does not sting or bite, although wood ants, red ants, and flying ants can.