Bites & Stings

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Pictures of a Rattlesnake Bite in the Hospital

A rattlesnake bites a Northern California beekeeper tending his hives. See the pictures of the bite and the rattlesnake. A northern California beekeeper tending his hives got a rattlesnake bite. He and the rattlesnake ended up in the hospital.He...

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Jellyfish Sting Treatment and Myths

Will urine work on a jellyfish stings? Read about what you can do to treat a jellyfish sting and why urine may not be the best. Jellyfish cause stinging by leaving nematocysts behind when they are touched. Nematocysts are tiny coiled stingers that,...

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Which Natural Mosquito Repellent Works Best?

There are plenty of natural mosquito repellents, such as citronella, lemon eucalyptus, thyme oil, and geranium oil. Which repellent works the best? A number of essential oils can be used as natural insect repellents and help you avoid...

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How Bedbugs Are Treated

Treatment for bedbugs includes relieving itching from the bites and eradicating the pests from your home. Learn the steps you will need to take. If you have been bitten by bedbugs, the good news is that they aren't associated with any disease. You...

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How to Treat a Scorpion Sting

Bark scorpions live in Arizona, California, and New Mexico. Stings are dangerous and treatment should be quick. Learn how. The only dangerous scorpion in North America—probably the most venomous of all North American bugs—is the bark scorpion...

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Different Ways Treat a Rat Bite or Scratch

Rats have a nasty bite that can lead to a skin infection or to other diseases, like rat bite fever. Learn what to watch out for in the case of a bite. Before we get into treating a rat bite, for prevention, remember that the best thing to do is to...

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How to Treat Cat Bites and Scratches

Bites and scratches are bound to happen when you live with a cat. Learn how to treat scratches and when to seek medical help. As much as humans interact with cats, it can be no surprise that cat bites are common injuries, especially in children....

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Spider Bite Pictures

These pictures show some of the lesions often blamed on spider bites and how the bites of a black widow and a brown recluse might look. It's easy to look at pictures of red, bumpy lesions on the internet—that other people have tagged as spider...

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How to Treat Mosquito Bites and Recognize Infections

Learn how to identify serious mosquito bite symptoms and prevent infected mosquito bites. With a few steps, you can prevent mosquito bites altogether. Mosquito bites—they're itchy, bumpy, and in very rare cases can become infected. What can you do...

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Infected Sores That Are Not From Spider Bites

Most of the wounds we believe are spider bites are really something else. Learn about the different bacterial infections that look like spider bites. Hospital emergency departments get a lot of infected sores that are blamed on spider bites. In...

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