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Bites and stings

bite; sting;;

Most insect bites and stings are not poisonous but the bites of some insects such as wasps, bees and some spiders can be harmful. If a child is bitten and it is possible to save the insect, this may help with treatment it if is poisonous.

More information

For information about various insects, spiders and snakes have a look at the information on these websites:

South Australian Health Department  

Clinical Toxinology, Women's and Children's Hospital and University of Adelaide, South Australia
http://www.toxinology.com/index.cfm This site has detailed information about many snakes, spiders, insects and other creatures that can bite or sting including:

Better Health Channel (Victoria)

 NSW Health 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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