Skin | Dermatology | Stings (Symptom)


Insect and spider bites are manifested by the appearance of the pruritic erythematous and edematiate local areas which are more or less painful.

The most dangerous are wasp stings, bee, red ants, and ticks that they can cause severe reactions. Stings represent a skin or mucosal perforation coating with a sharp object (needle, splinter), and livestock. Different types of sting are: Plant stings which are caused by thorns (roses, acacia, cactus) or by brush Urtica (nettle); animal stings are caused by different types of lancing devices: spines (urchins, fish, creature, sea pork), pins or spikes, hooks or cell bladder. Thorn can be in front (mosquito, tick) or behind the animal (bee, wasp, scorpion). Snakes and spiders bite by their hooks. Dozens of people are affected annually by small creatures. Researchers say that the certain fragrances that we use are responsible for the attacks.

Most affected are infants and children, adults are supporting more easily the aggression. Bites of spiders and other insects are characterized most often by the appearance of local reactions which can certify the aggression. The patient will see that the area is more red, swollen, painful (pain varies in intensity depending on the insect causing the sting) and possibly itching.


All these signs are caused by the inflammation which was triggered after the bite, and their evolution is progressive. Initial symptoms are minor and the individual does not realize that he was stung. The minutes and hours that follow until the body responds and tries to counter the exogenous substances from insects are painful.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The reactions are normal and have a duration ranging from several hours to several days. Often the only treatment which can be applied is the local one, which can be administered at home, and there is no need for patient to be hospitalized. There are patients who have more intense reactions to this type of stings, because their bodies are more sensitive.