How to distinguish 10 insect bites

Each type of insect has the ability to transmit a different disease, so determining which insect this bite belongs to will help you find a way to handle it more easily.

1. Wasps

If stung by a wasp, the area around the sting will become red and swollen. Blisters may appear. The wound is painful due to the poison from the wasp’s proboscis containing histamine and acetylcholine.

If your hands and feet feel cold, your ears and lips turn blue or you have difficulty breathing, you should go to the hospital immediately.< /p>

2. Bees

Immediately need to pull out the bee’s stinger inserted into the wound site. The skin where the sting is red and swollen can cause burning, stinging pain and severe itching. If you are not allergic, everything stops here. But some people who are allergic to bee toxins will find it difficult to breathe.

3. Wasp

It looks like a wasp but the wasp is smaller than the bee. Symptoms of wasp stings are similar to those of bees. The wound area is red and swollen, and the victim feels burning pain and terrible itching. Some people even have bleeding on the skin. A wasp can sting many times. If you have allergies, it may cause anaphylactic shock.

4. Mosquitoes

Mosquito bites look like swollen red spots. Mosquitoes often bite areas with thin skin and can easily access blood vessels. When they bite, they transfer saliva into the wound. Mosquito saliva contains anticoagulants that make the blood thinner and then make the skin red, itchy, and swollen.

5. Ticks

The body’s reaction to a tick bite is a red spot. Ticks can live on the victim’s body for a long time, sucking blood and growing.

The most dangerous thing is that ticks can transmit encephalitis and many other diseases. If you have caught the tick but the red spots do not go away and continue to grow, you should see a doctor.

6. Fleas

Flea bites are often mistaken for allergies or mosquito bites because they are also red and swollen. However, flea bites are often much more painful and itchy.

Fleas often attack the legs of people who are sleeping. A flea can bite many times and the distance between the bites is from 1 – 2cm. Fleas can transmit many serious infections.

7. Ant

Most types of ants are not dangerous to humans. However, fire ant bites can cause pustules and scars. Fire ant poison contains toxins that can cause allergies or anaphylactic shock in some people. Itchy ants that bite will leave pink spots in the bitten area for a long time but are less dangerous. As soon as you bite, you will feel a burning pain in the skin area.

8. Horsefly

Looks similar but not like cleg flies, which bite very painfully and suck human blood. At first the bite is a small red spot about 1mm in size then it begins to swell and itch. Cleg transmits various diseases such as tularemia and anthrax. However, they often attack animals rather than humans.

9. Lice

If you see small red dots that look like mosquito bites at the base of your hair such as: on the head, neck and behind the ears it means you have lice . If such red dots appear on the back of the arms or legs, it must be the work of lice. The bites are several centimeters apart and look like punctures into the skin.

Lice transmit very serious diseases such as trench fever and typhoid.

10. Bed bugs

At first sight bed bug bites look like flea or mosquito bites or an allergic reaction. The skin becomes red and swollen and begins to itch. However, there is a way to tell if your bed has bed bugs. That is, bed bug bites will be very close together and look like small roads on the skin. Bed bug bites are more painful than mosquito bites. Bite lines often appear in the morning because bedbugs bite at night.

Thao Nguyen

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