What Do You Do After You Have Been Stung or Bitten?

Most reactions to insect bites or stings are mild. They can cause minor swelling, stinging, redness or itching. Sometimes, however, they can cause severe reactions such as a sting from a wasp, hornet, fire ant, or scorpion. Some insect bites or stings can cause diseases such as Bacterial Meningitis, West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.