Deaths from anaphylaxis following insect bites are more common than snake bite fatalies
Mosquitoes are known to carry diseases like West Nile Virus and Ross River Virus
80% of people who die from wasp or bee stings are men
Insect bites and stings are puncture wounds from insects such as bees, mosquitoes, wasps, and ants. When an insect feels threatened or is looking to feed, they will react by grasping the skin and injecting formic acid. This may lead to inflammation, blisters, redness, swelling, pain, and itchiness.
o treat a mild insect bite or sting, start by washing the affected area with soap and water. Then, apply a cool compress – preferably a cloth dampened with cold water. This will help to reduce any inflammation. It may also help to apply an antiseptic cream – such as AeroAid Antiseptic Cream – regularly until the symptoms subside.