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We all have something to submit. Everyone has a story or photo to share that happened when they were on the Moosehead Trail, 100 Mile Wilderness or the back roads of Elliottsville, Monson, Willimantic, Abbot, Guilford, Moosehead Lake or Greenville. Or maybe more locally around Borestone Mountain, Greenwood Pond or Onawa Lake.
The Insect season is now here and time to brush up on what to do when bitten by one of them and maybe make some copies to keep at home or camp..
Signs and symptoms of an insect bite result from the injection of venom or other substances into your skin. The venom triggers an allergic reaction. The severity of your reaction depends on your sensitivity to the insect venom or substance.
Most reactions to insect bites are mild, causing little more than an annoying itching or stinging sensation and mild swelling that disappear within a day or so. A delayed reaction may cause fever, hives, painful joints and swollen glands. You might experience both the immediate and the delayed reactions from the same insect bite or sting. Only a small percentage of people develop severe reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect venom. Signs and symptoms of a severe reaction include:
Bites from bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and fire ants are typically the most troublesome. Bites from mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies and some spiders also can cause reactions, but these are generally milder.
For mild reactions
Allergic reactions may include mild nausea and intestinal cramps, diarrhea or swelling larger than 2 inches in diameter at the site. See your doctor promptly if you experience any of these signs and symptoms.
For severe reactions
Severe reactions may progress rapidly. Dial 911 or call for emergency medical assistance if the following signs or symptoms occur:
Take these actions immediately while waiting with an affected person for medical help:
If your doctor has prescribed an auto-injector of epinephrine, read the instructions before a problem develops and also have your household members read them.
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