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The Bug Bite Guide

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Spider Bites

Black widow spider bites may cause sharp pain up the limb, but can also be painless. Two red fang marks, redness, tenderness, and a nodule at the bite site indicate a black widow spider bite.

Brown recluse spider bites are often painless at first. When the skin reddens, turns white, develops a red "bull's-eye" and blisters, it becomes painful.

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Insect bites often result in redness and swelling. What mark do different bugs leave? Insects usually don't bite unless provoked, their protection against harm, but when you wake up to a mystery raised-red bump who is the culprit? Use this guide to decipher the bug bite code.

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