Bug bites from pests that usually pose no problems to most humans outside the immediate bite include hornets, yellow jackets, ants, wasps, assassin bugs or beetles, and many others. If you are one who is allergic to these kinds of bug bites, allergic reactions can occur.
Mild Allergic Reactions
Swelling around the bite
Severe Allergic Reactions
Swelling of throat and lips
If you should happen to feel these more severe reactions, then you should seriously seek professional help. If you happen to be with someone while they are having an allergic reaction, according to the Mayo Clinic, you should check them for medication such as epinephrine (which is a common treatment for people with allergic reactions, and they may carry it with them), loosening tight clothing and putting on a blanket, do not give them anything to drink, should vomiting occur; place the person on their side, begin CPR if there are no signs of breathing.
Another worry, albeit rare, is the bite of the assassin bug (or beetle). If you are bitten by an assassin bug, then it is possible to develop Chagas disease. It can take over 30 years to develop Chagas disease, but for more information, click here.
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