Insect Bite Identification

It’s hard to distinct insect bites and stings without the proper resources. Read ahead to find out how to tell the difference between bug bites.

Bed bug bites

Bed bugs are small, apple seed looking bugs that feed on human blood. Their bites are small, slightly swollen red dots that can turn into blisters from excessive scratching. They generally appear on the body in concentrated clusters or in a line around the joints (i.e. elbows, knees and armpits) or the waist. In rare cases, bed bug bites can cause an allergic reaction. Symptoms include asthma, anaphylaxis, and hives.

First aid for bed bug bites:

  • Clean the bite site with soap and water
  • Apply a topical cream from the pharmacy
Bed bug bites on the arm