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Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Insect Bite?

Irritation and inflammation of the skin caused by mosquito bites, bee stings, and other insects.

Typical Symptoms of Insect Bite

  • Insect sting or injury from animals

  • Skin Itching

  • Appears energetic and in good health despite having a fever

  • Went to the forest within the last 1 month

  • Affected area is warm to touch

  • Redness in the affected area

  • Affected area of skin has stinging or tingling

  • Bitten by insect in the last 1 week

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Insect Bite

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you been bitten or stung by bugs or animals?

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Is your child active despite having a fever?

  • Did you go hiking in either the mountains or forests last month?

  • Is the affected area hot to touch?

Treatmentof Insect Bite

This condition is typically mild and improves on its own. However, medications may help relieve pain and itching. Rarely, some patients may develop a severe allergy, requiring emergency medical care.

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References

  • Singh S, Mann BK. Insect bite reactions. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2013 Mar-Apr;79(2):151-64. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.107629. PMID: 23442453.

    https://ijdvl.com/insect-bite-reactions/

  • Moore SJ, Mordue Luntz AJ, Logan JG. Insect bite prevention. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;26(3):655-73. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.07.002. PMID: 22963776.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0891552012000748?via%3Dihub

  • Schaffartzik A, Hamza E, Janda J, Crameri R, Marti E, Rhyner C. Equine insect bite hypersensitivity: what do we know? Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2012 Jun 30;147(3-4):113-26. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2012.03.017. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PMID: 22575371.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165242712000906?via%3Dihub

  • Stibich AS, Carbonaro PA, Schwartz RA. Insect bite reactions: an update. Dermatology. 2001;202(3):193-7. doi: 10.1159/000051635. PMID: 11385222.

    https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/51635

  • Wilcock J, Etherington C, Hawthorne K, Brown G. Insect bites. BMJ. 2020 Aug 7;370:m2856. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m2856. PMID: 32769081.

    https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m2856

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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