What are insect bites/stings?

Also known as: stings.

Insect bites and stings are bites/stings into the skin that cause an allergic/or toxic reaction locally or systemically. While most reactions are localized and mild, they can on occasion result in severe/life-threatening problems.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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