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First Posted: Aug 15, 2008
Jun 4, 2015

Insect Bite Identification in Humans

All of us who horse-back-ride are bothered by insects and all sorts of creepy crawlies. Each person reacts differently to insect bites, snake bites, etc. Sometimes there is just minor irritation with redness and itching. Others will have swelling, redness, itching, pain and even a systemic reaction (anaphylaxis) Bee Prepared. I am allergic to many stinging and biting insects so I carry an epi-pen in my pack as well as antihistamines and a prescription steroid cream from my allergist. In fact, recently I completed 5 years of mixed vespids shots for extreme allergies to yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets. Avoiding insect stings and bites is imperative for me!

Black Widow Spider

Brown Recluse Spider

Mosquito Bite

Scorpion

Puss Caterpillar or Wooly Slug

Bee Prepared and Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets

Fire Ants

West Nile Virus

Tick Bites and Ticks

Snake Bite

See Also: Insect Bites and Stings in Horses and Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Diatomaceous Earth as to Repel Insects on Horses


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