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What to look for in bug bites and when to call a doctor

“Bug bite” can mean both stings and bites from many different types of creatures, such as spiders, mosquitoes, and bugs. The National Center for Biotechnology says it’s hard to say how common it is because most bites aren’t serious and aren’t reported. However, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says that between 1.6% and 5.1% of people in the US have life-threatening allergic reactions to insect stings, and that stings cause 72 deaths every year in the US.

Here, dermatologist Amy Huang, MD, of the Medical Offices of Manhattan, tells you what should be done when a patient comes in with a bite or sting. Read the article.