Insect Bites

Putting out the fire of a fire ant bite with toothpaste

Putting out the fire of a fire ant bite with toothpaste

Apply any toothpaste to fire ant bites and wash off after 10 minutes

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

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Symptoms of an allergic reaction to an insect sting may include itching and hives, swelling in the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea, or diarrhea.

Tick-borne disease looks like the flu

Tick-borne disease looks like the flu

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Some patients who are experiencing flulike symptoms might actually be afflicted with babesiosis, a malaria-like disease that peaks from May to September.

Bedbug-related insecticide use poses toxicity risks

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Illnesses caused by excessive and improper use of insecticides to control bedbug infestations are on the rise and may have contributed to the death of a 65-year-old North Carolina woman.

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