If you and your family love spending time outdoors, then chances are you have had your fair share of dealing with pesky insects, who pack more sting in their bite than their size presumably permits. A bite from insects such as an ant or mosquito is easily treatable on your own. However, it can cause adverse reactions in children. Therefore, it is important for you to be able to identify and differentiate between the different type of bug bites as it will help your doctor to determine if you or your child is experiencing any possible adverse reactions, and treat them accordingly.
“Bug bite” is an all-encompassing term for bites and stings that come from arthropods. A bite or sting that comes from insects (bees, mosquitoes, wasps and fire ants) or arachnids (spiders, mites and ticks) tend to affect us humans the most(1). Below listed are the common symptoms and treatment methods for each individual insect bite.