How to identify and treat different bug bites

Can you trust home remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to soothing bites and stings? We found the answers.

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Summer’s heat and humidity are a paradise for mosquitos and many other biting, stinging insects and animals. While some skin ailments are a nuisance (mosquito bites!) and need only time and topical cures to heal, others can lead to more serious consequences.

The cause of skin reactions can be tricky to discern, so we asked dermatologist Larry Millikan, MD, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Dermatology at Tulane University, for tips on how to recognize various bites and rashes and how to treat them properly.

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