Animal Stings and Bites

caterpillar sting

Treating a caterpillar sting

A caterpillar sting causes mild itching and tingling sensations to a severe allergic reaction. There are species of caterpillars that can sting. The hairs of some species have toxins which functions as a protective shield. In most cases, caterpillars do not have stingers, but the toxins are released through the barbed spines. With a …

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Wasp stings

Wasp stings are considered common especially during the warm months. Wasp stings can cause discomfort but majority of individuals can recover quickly without suffering from any complications. In some cases, individuals who are stung by a wasp tend to develop widespread symptoms known as large local reactions. In rare cases, others develop severe allergic reactions …

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