Although insect stings and bites can be irritating, in most cases symptoms begin to disappear by the next day and don't require medical care. However, kids who are allergic to some insect stings or bites may sometimes have life-threatening symptoms that need emergency treatment.
If there are signs of a severe reaction:
If there are no signs of a severe reaction:
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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