.... Biting and Stings ...

Insects Bites and Stings

... Treatment for a spider bite ...

  • Wash the area well with soap and water
  • Apply an ice pack or a wet compress to the area
  • Take over-the-counter pain medicine, if needed
  • Consider using antihistamines for severe swelling
  • Seek medical treatment for small children and adults with severe symptoms (Administration of antivenin by a medical professional may be needed to prevent nerve and skin damage.)
  • Monitor and treat for shock if necessary.

Bee Treatment

Two Types of Reaction
localized reaction
systemic allergic reaction

Symptoms include

If you are stung by a bee:

  1. Call emergency medical services
  2. Determine if the stinger is still present
  3. Apply ice or cold packs
  4. Clean the area with soap and water
  5. Taking an antihistamine

Tick Prevention

  • Minimizing the amount of visible or exposed skin
  • Use a chemical repellent with DEET, permethrin or picaridin
  • Wear light-colored protective clothing
  • Tuck pant legs into socks
  • Avoid tick-infested areas
  • Check yourself, children and pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks you find