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If the rainy weather has left your neighborhood with a lot of standing water, it’s time to think about protecting your health while you’re drying out. Rain followed by warmer temperatures bring out the bugs. When skin irritation develops, how do you know what kind of bug bite it is? Nisha Desai, MD, Dermatology at NorthShore, breaks down the different types of bites and the symptoms.
Bug bites are usually noticeable and often itch. There are various types of bug bites, appearances and symptoms:
Rashes and bites should be left alone. Irritating them – like trying to scratch them – can cause the skin to break and increase the risk for infection. If rashes and bites do not go away or they get worse, then visit your primary care physician.