Insect Bite Reaction

Insect Bite Reaction

There are hundreds of thousands of bugs that exist on Earth. Getting bit by one of these pesky insects is never fun – the bites can be itchy, red and annoying. However, there are bug bites that are more common than others, including:

  • Mosquito bites
  • Bed bug bites
  • Spider bites
  • Brown recluse spider bites
  • Black widow bites
  • Tick bites
  • Flea bites
  • Bee stings
  • Lice bites
  • Ant bites and stings
  • Mite and chigger bites

Treatment of Insect Bite Reactions

Our platform has an image upload feature that is extremely helpful for both providers and patients. With this feature, our physicians can get a precise, detailed look at your bite or sting before the visit even begins. This feature is also very useful to see how your bite has progressed. If the outbreak has been present for a few days and you have a picture from the first day, it is helpful for our providers to see the comparison. If your outbreak is on your face, this feature is specifically useful for those that wear makeup – you can take a picture when you have a clean face, save it and upload before your visit! For best results we recommend pictures be taken in bright, natural light, close to the rash and from a few different angles. If you can give a size perspective, like laying a dime near the bite or sting, this can be extremely helpful, as well.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for bug bites are different depending on severity and type of bite. Sometimes, a consistent skin care routine is imperative for successful treatment. This is sometimes difficult for adolescent patients, so follow up visits, especially in the beginning of treatment, will be important.