Do you receive bug bites and itch away until you forget about them? For me, mosquitos are my worst enemy. I feel the most itchiness the first day, my skin often growing red or developing a rash. To avoid this, a hydrocortisone cream or an oral antihistamine can be used to reduce itchiness. Although mostly harmless and easily treated, bug bites can be dangerous and may need further treatment from a dermatologist.
When do you know your bug bite could be dangerous?
See a dermatologist if you feel any of these symptoms:
1. rash around the bug bite
2. swollen lips, face
5. dizziness or vomiting
6. change in breathing, throat closing up
7. chest pain or speeding heartbeat
8. target shaped rash around bug bite
After receiving a bug bite, make sure to watch for any of these symptoms (especially if bitten by many insects at the same time). Although mostly harmless, bug bites can be dangerous if these symptoms are not treated immediately. Check your kids regularly after they’ve been outdoors.
The video below contains further information about what to do after receiving any bug bites.