Bug Bites That Cause Swelling

There are some bug bites that cause swelling.  It is important to know which ones they are so that you can know what to expect whenever you are bitten by one of these bugs.

  1. Female mosquitoes will land on you and insert her proboscis (an elongated appendage on her head) into your skin. You won’t even feel this bug bite since the proboscis is very sharp and thin. It will use this to suck five micro-liters of blood out of your body and into its abdomen. After you are bitten some of the mosquito’s saliva will remain on your wound causing an immune response from your body. This response comes in the form of swelling and itching. Eventually the swelling and itching will stop as your body’s immune cells breaks down the saliva.
  2. Spiders are one of the most common types of bug bites that cause swelling. Of course, this swelling will differ depending on the types of spiders that could possibly bite you.  For example, if you are bitten by a black widow, you will have immediate pain, burning and swelling.  On the other hand, a brown recluse spider will cause severe pain eight hours after it bites you. At that time you will also develop a fluid filled blister at the site where you have been bitten.
  3. Ticks are a type of small parasitic arachnid that feeds on warm-blooded animals’ and humans’ blood. They have a specially designed mouth that allows them to do so.  Whenever you are bitten by a tick the area will become red, painful, itchy and swollen, and can also cause a rash and blisters. Usually they are found in more than one area of your body.  Of course, you should also know that they are able to transmit a variety of diseases to you as well.
  4. Bed bugs are small nocturnal insects found in bedding that feed on human blood.  These bug bites are characterized not only by swelling but also reddening, severe itching and blisters.  Fortunately these irritating, itchy bites will fade away after a period of time.  However, if you can’t endure this itch for a bit of time, you will want to use Corticool cream in order to find some relief.  It is also important to know what a bed bug looks like so that you will know for sure if one should happen to bite you.
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