Question 1. Is the spider or bug bite painful?
Yes. The bite is probably a ant bite, fly bite, or spider bite. Some household spider bites are NOT painful.
No. The bite is probably a mosquito bite, Flea bite, chigger bite or bed bug bite.
Question 2. Is there just one bite?
Yes. The bite is most likely a spider bite or tick bite. Spiders typically bite in self-defense. Ticks bite at one skin site per tick.
No. The bite is probablly a mosquito bite, chigger bite, ant bite, bed bug bite, or mosquitio bite.
Question 3. Is the bite flat (NOT raised)?
Yes. The bite is probably a bed bug bite. If heavly itched, the bite may be a fly bite or mosquito bite.
No. The bite, if raised and NOT heavily itched, is probably a chigger bite, ant bite, flea bite or spider bite.
Question 4. Is there a blister on the bite?
Yes. The bite is probably a spider bite. Spider bites typically form a blister or pustual on top of the bite within 1-2 days.
No. The bite, if raised, is probably a chigger bite, ant bite, flea bite, fly bite, or mosquito bite.
Question 5. Is there a rash around the bite?
Yes. Rashes are common with itching. Red or swollen skin is usually a result of itching. Spiders and insects can
cause rashes when itched. Local rashes may be caused by
flea bite, mosquito bite, chigger bite, or fly bites. General body rash
may be associated with an allergic reaction. If in doubt See a physician immediately.
No. The bite is probably a spider bite, ant bite, or tick bite.
Quesiton 6. Does the bite look infected?
Yes. If the bite appears infected: is red, painful to the touch, oozing, has dead tissue surrounding the bite or has red streaks radiating away from the bite See a physician immediately. More Information
No. The bite is probably not infected. Monitor the bite. If it heals (symptoms improve) it is probably not infected.
Question 7. Do you feel sick? (nautions, headache, weak, fever, ache, stiff neck, short of breath, body ache)
Yes. See a physician immediately.More Information
No. It is probably NOT a major illness associated with mosquito bites, tick bites, poisionous spider bites or an allergic reaction.
If in doubt See a physician immediately.
Flea bites typically begin as a rash with small bumps that itch and may bleed. Bites are typically located on the armpit, in a crease of skin or joint (arm or leg) of the body where fleas hide. A larger skin area may be affected over time as bite areas enlarge. Touching bites will turn bite areas white. Itching may be localized or can become generalized and may result in severe itching. Swelling around flea bites or rash areas my result and take several day to subside. Symptoms can begin suddenly.More Information