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Skin Health

What Bit Me? Identifying Bug Bites

Ever wonder what bit you? There are a slew of critters, like bees, mosquitos and ticks that are known to bite or sting and cause uncomfortable symptoms. Though bug bites are often harmless, it’s still wise to learn how to identify each bug’s distinctive bite. Knowing which kind of bug bit you can help you and your healthcare provider know what to do in case of a bite.

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identifying bug bites, bee stings, mosquito bites, tick bites, spider bites
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