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First Aid For Insect Bites and Stings 

Overview Of Insect Bites and Stings Insect bites are, typically, not life-threating or severe Occasionally they cause a severe allergic response such as anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is serious if not treated immediately Stings from bees, wasps, and hornets are painful Bites from insects, such as mosquitoes, can cause itching The bite of a black widow spider […]

The Zing of a Jellyfish Sting

Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel was forced to abandon her attempt of being the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage when she was stung by a swarm of jellyfish. She described the pain as “explosions hitting my body” and was paralyzed from waist down by the pain of the […]