Definition Insect bites and stings can cause an immediate skin reaction. The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas, and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain. Alternative Names Bedbug bite; Bee sting; Bites - insects, bees, and spiders; Black widow spider bite; Brown recluse bite; Flea bite; Honey bee or hornet sting; Lice bites; Mite bite; Scorpion bite; Spider bite; Wasp sting; Yellow jacket sting Considerations In most cases, bites and stings can be easily treated at home. However, some people have a severe allergic reaction to insect bites and stings. This is a life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis , and it requires urgent emergency care. Severe reactions can affect the whole body and may occur very quickly, often within minutes. These severe reactions can be rapidly fatal if untreated. Call 911 if you are with someone who has chest pain, face or mouth swelling, difficulty swal...
I'm planning on going camping this summer and I don't want to come back with a million bug bites. How can I keep my skin safe from mosquitoes?
One or two mosquito bites can be chalked up as the toll we pay for warmer weather and outdoor vacations, but if you seem to attract every mosquito within a five-mile radius as soon as you step foot outside, dealing with summer bugs may not be so easy to dismiss.
At first glance, mosquito bites don't look like dire health or cosmetic threats. However, bug bites can leave you scratching away at your skin, leading to infection and scarring. Not to mention the awkwardness of being slathered in calamine lotion.
There are some theories as to why some people are more attractive to mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects. Scientists haven't pinpointed any one reason why female mosquitoes bite, but we do know that they're attracted to a variety of factors, including temperature, movement, odors, and the level of carbon dioxide em...
It is rather common for patients to complain of suffering chronic fatigue along with all the pain of fibromyalgia, but it seems to me that too often perhaps doctor and patient neglect to discuss the pain of TMJD , which is also seen commonly in fibromyalgia patients. Perhaps this is because the patient and doctor think it is a dental problem, better left to a dentist. Unfortunately, many dentists think TMJD is at least in part a muscular problem, better left to the patient’s medical doctor.
The reality is that the many patients suffering from fibromyalgia unfairly end up facing the facial pain of TMJD alone.
TMJD can cause a patient to experience nausea, headache, dizziness, and difficulty chewing due to jaw pain. By some estimates, 90% of fibromyalgia patients experience facial and jaw pain; many of these same patients are thought to suffer from TMJD. You can see how it might be difficult to make a diagnosis.
TMJD affects the function...
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