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Insect Bites and Stings

Insect Bites and Stings | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the injury?

Insects are the largest population of animals in the world. It is impossible to avoid them completely, but here are some helpful measures:

  • Avoid contact with insect nests and other places where they live.
  • Avoid scented lotions and perfumes that may attract insects.
  • Use insect repellents appropriately.
  • Wear clothing with long sleeves and pant legs.

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    Insect Bites and Stings: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Sandy Keefe, RN, MSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/22/01

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