Dangerous summer bug bites to watch out for
With the warm weather comes more shady crawlers. Watch out for these insects this summer. (Photo: Photoboyko / Getty Images)
The war of crickets. The rhythmic sounds of cicadas. The sudden, intense flicker of flash bugs. The sweet red and black key piglets appearing as bright ornaments on green leaves. Summer magic!
And then there are the rest of the critters out there. Those who bite and dig and stick. These uninvited guests on a picnic, on the beach, in the woods, or even the backyard or porch, make you long after the big indoors. Insects.
Summer heat and humidity create an ideal environment for seasonal insects, and we will likely encounter them because we spend more time outdoors and as hot days become long evenings. Our shorts, sleeveless clothes and strappy sandals expose a lot of skin to bugs.
24/7 Tempo has reviewed several sources, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the World Health Organization, to give you a list of bugs you may encounter this summer and what will likely happen if they happen close and personal.
Bug bites are certainly a possible summer health risk, but that is not the only thing, especially if you do not "I do not know how to protect your body.
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Most of the time an itchy, red bolt is the only effect you will notice from a mosquito bite, however, there is a rather long list of mosquito-borne diseases Including West Nile, Zika, malaria and dengue fever Bubbles from a mosquito bite is actually a small allergic reaction at most, but not all, people have to mosquito saliva, some people have a more serious reaction ranging from smaller (red roller) to severe (hives and fever) to severe (anaphylaxis) ticks
Lyme disease gets the most attention when it comes to fasting diseases, but ticks nationwide can carry and spread several other diseases. worn by only the black spot are Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Borrelia mayonii, Powassan's disease and much more. The Tick Law, a bill currently in Congress, can help stop the spread of Lyme and other attachment-borne diseases by funding regional centers fighting vector-borne diseases and approving CDC contributions to develop a public health infrastructure to ward off the diseases. . 19659013] Puss caterpillar
Puss caterpillar can look as soft and pettable as the name suggests, but happens off! This insect's long, silky hair is poisonous and can be embedded in the skin, just by brushing or squeezing it. The effects of contact with this insect, also known as a larva, do not last long, but they are not fun. Pain, burning and rash are most common. Swelling, respiratory problems, nausea and headaches are also possible.
Particular appearance saddleback Caterpillar has four poisonous tips or horns. These nails can come under your skin, literally. When they are embedded, the spines release their poison and cause intense burning sensations. Other possible symptoms include stomach problems, migraine and anaphylactic shock.
Babies are not funny, but most can boast a single with less than discomfort containing pain, redness and a bit of swelling. But for the estimated 5% of the population with insect sting allergies, or someone stuck more than a dozen times, the stakes are higher and potentially life-threatening. Nasal fever, swelling throat and tongue, difficulty breathing, nausea, dizziness and fainting may be among the symptoms. Rarely, gays can be lethal.
Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets
Their stitches and the resulting symptoms are very similar to bees. For most, they are not a problem beyond the immediate painful sting sensation and possibly some prolonged redness and swelling at the sting site. Nasal fever, swelling throat and tongue, difficulty breathing, nausea, dizziness and fainting and more can be among the symptoms among 5% of the population with allergies to insect sticks or for someone who sticks several times. Bees and washes differ in one important aspect, however – each bee can only infect once, but the same wasp can strike several times.
Scabies is a skin infestation caused by small mites and the symptoms of the condition are easily confused with eczema or dermatitis. Scabies mites dig under the skin, causing bumpy itchy spots. The bad news is that it can take up to six weeks after exposure to the mites for the signs to develop and in contrast to conditions such as dermatitis and eczema, scabies can be spread and be infectious, even during the dormant period before the onset of itching or rash.
Dangerous spiders are big in our fantasies, but maybe it's because we've all seen too many movies with crooked arachnids. In reality, only two – the famous black widow and the brown decay – are likely to cause health issues with their bites, and this does not happen very often. Reactions to bits from black widows can cause severe pain, while brown farmers can cause the victims to disintegrate. If the person who bites has problems breathing, experiencing severe pain or abdominal cramps or if the wound on the bite site grows, he or she should go to the doctor. The wolf spiders are often mistaken for brown returns, but while the wolf's bite may stick a little, it is unlikely to cause major problems.
Most flea infections in humans are relatively benign. The worst symptoms are generally uncomfortable itching and skin irritation. However, some flea problems, if left untreated, can cause secondary infections that can lead to the gangrene and tetanus. Travel-borne diseases are extremely rare among people.
There is no fault with a horse fly bite. To begin with, the bugs are quite large, so you will probably see them in action. Unless they are in the super-stealth attack mode – as in the beats when you sleep – you can probably shoo them off. If you are not so happy, horse flight bites are painful but they do not typically cause serious injury to people and heal on their own for a day or two.
Deer flies have a painful piece, which resembles a horse fly. Usually, it is the extent of the devastation they do. However, it is possible to get an allergic response triggered by the saliva of the fly. Symptoms may include hives, vomiting and difficulty breathing. In rare cases, a deer fly bite may transmit tularemia – also known as canine fever or deer fly fever. Fever, ulcers and swollen glands are among the symptoms. The infection can spread and affect the heart, lungs, legs and much more.
itching, burning, redness and swelling are one of the immediate effects of anthrax. Blowing comes next, sometimes followed by infection. People who are allergic to bees or warp sticks are likely to have a strong reaction to fire ants, especially when several bites are involved. Sweating, nausea, shortness of breath, swelling and swallowing are possible reactions.
Chiggers are among the most common biting mites. They do not cans under the skin, and when the small chunks bite, they fall off. An itchy rash often follows the bite site, usually healing within a week or two.
Sand or Chigoe fleas
Chigoe fleas – known better as sand or beach fleas – are mites that house in the skin and cause itching and irritation. They usually attack the feet, where the lesions may possibly be formed and may be followed by infection and abscesses. Embedded sand fleas require the treatment of a physician to ensure that tongiasiasis, a skin infection, has not been transmitted.
Unlike the similar named insects sand fleas, sand flies can give a painful piece that can cause bumps or blisters. The winged insects, sometimes called no-see-ums, are troublesome, but the symptoms are usually within days. It is possible for infected bites to lead to an infection called leishmaniasis, leading to skin sores. Fortunately, this is quite rare.
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