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Medicinal Uses of Chickweed

Stellaria media, known as chickweed, grows wild throughout Europe and North America. This low-growing plant has pointed oval leave...
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Early Signs of Bed Bugs

Cimex lectularius, or "bed bugs" as they are commonly called, are pesky little insects derived from the Cimicidae family. They eat...
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A Comparison of the Brown Recluse & the Black Widow Spider Bites

All spiders have hollow fangs to inject venom into their victims---usually other insects---but in most species, the fangs are too ...
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How to Teach Children Not to Scratch Bug Bites

After a bug bites a human, an intense itch usually occurs within seconds. Scratching the skin to relieve the itching is not recomm...
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Brown Recluse Spider Bites in Children

The brown recluse is an unassuming little spider with a potent venom that can cause serious illness to humans. Children, who often...
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A Skin Rash From an Insect Bite

A skin rash from an insect bite is an allergic reaction that affects the skin, according to MayoClinic.com. It is not uncommon for...
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Jellyfish Sting Side Effects

Jellyfish is a term used to describe a number of marine creatures that possess long tentacles and a transparent body. There are fo...
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What Are the Dangers of Bed Bugs?

Until recent years, bed bugs were no longer considered much of a problem in the U.S. -- and the saying "Don't let the bed bug...
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Can an Allergic Reaction Look Like Bites?

An allergic reaction can take on various forms in the body, depending on the type of allergen and your immune system. Some types o...
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The 5-Bite Diet

In 2007, Dr. Alwin C. Lewis published "Why Weight Around?," a book that encourages readers to follow the five-bite diet ...
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