Bug Bite


Definition - What does Bug Bite mean?

A bug bite is caused by a bug or insect piercing the skin to feed on blood. Generally such bites only cause mild irritation. This irritation comes in the form of mild swelling and itchiness. In some parts of the world, bugs may be infected with disease, such as malaria. If these bites are not treated correctly, they can be fatal.

Safeopedia explains Bug Bite

The most common reason for illness resulting from bug bites is due to the infected individual interfering with the bite site. Scratching, rubbing or slapping can lead to the breaking of the skin and possible infection. It will also lead to delayed healing time. If you receive a bug bite, treat it by rubbing a small amount of topical cream on the area to relieve itchiness.

This definition was written in the context of Environmental, Health, and Safety
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