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How to identify fleabites and bed bug bites

How to identify fleabites and bed bug bites

Both bed bugs and fleas can leave multiple bites. In many cases, these bites can be intensely itchy and irritating. Fleas are a common pet care concern. They are particularly common among pets that do not undergo preventative flea treatment. Bed bugs are also common, especially in communal living environments such as nursing homes and […]

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What to know about skeeter syndrome

What to know about skeeter syndrome

Skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. It may involve swelling and a fever. Treatment may involve taking antihistamines or using topical steroids. Learn more about skeeter syndrome, including how to prevent it, here.

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What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

People looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that some natural repellents are effective in protecting them from bites. These products are also likely to be less toxic to humans and the environment.Natural repellents and some essential oils may be effective in keeping mosquitoes away because they block their sense of smell, making […]

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What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?

What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?

Wolf spider bites are not dangerous and do not usually require specific medical attention. In rare instances, a person may be allergic to spider bites. If this is the case, they will experience more pronounced symptoms and may feel generally unwell. However, this form of allergy is unusual. In general, a person can treat a […]

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How to identify and treat snake bites

How to identify and treat snake bites

Snake bites are not common in the United States, where they are very rarely fatal. Not all species of snake are venomous. Knowing which snake has bitten a person will help with treatment. The injuries that snake bites can cause range from mild to severe, but the chance of dying from one in the U.S. […]

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How do you make mosquito bites go away faster?

How do you make mosquito bites go away faster?

Mosquito bites often result in a small bump that can be itchy and uncomfortable. Home remedies include applying ice, honey, or aloe vera to reduce irritation. Methods of prevention include using mosquito repellent and covering exposed skin. In some parts of the world, mosquitoes can carry diseases. In the United States, it is unlikely that […]

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Eight home remedies for bee stings

Eight home remedies for bee stings

A bee sting causes a painful, raised welt to form on the skin. This welt usually disappears after a few days without treatment, but some natural remedies can help to speed healing and reduce pain and swelling. Here, learn about the research behind home remedies for bee stings and when to see a doctor.