Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What are the most common bug bites and their symptoms?

Dr. Khatib discusses common bug bites and symptoms. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Bug bites can become a frequent part of warm weather months, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Some of the most common bites are from spiders, ticks, ants, bees, mosquitos and fleas, according to the NIH.

Though every bug bite or sting can cause a different reaction, according to the NIH, symptoms usually include:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tingling

It’s important to do your best to avoid scratching bites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC). Using hydrocortisone cream can help ease the itchiness.

Talk with your doctor for more about common bug bites and symptoms.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Ziad Khatib, MD, Fairfield Road Physicians; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group; Mark Williams, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine