Arthropod bites, stings, and infestations: their prevention and treatment

Pediatr Dermatol. 1986 Jun;3(3):189-97. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1986.tb00512.x.


Readily available information as to the management of arthropod bites, stings, and infestations is important to have but often difficult to find. This article brings such information together in one reference for use by the practicing pediatrician, dermatologist, and family practitioner. Preventive measures are stressed and therapy is outlined for each entity; the rationale for many of the interventions is discussed. It is not the intent of this paper to cover each subject comprehensively.

MeSH terms

  • Arachnida
  • Arthropods*
  • Bedbugs
  • Bites and Stings / prevention & control
  • Bites and Stings / therapy*
  • Child
  • Cnidaria
  • Culicidae
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / prevention & control
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Hymenoptera
  • Larva Migrans / drug therapy
  • Larva Migrans / prevention & control
  • Phthiraptera
  • Pruritus / drug therapy
  • Scabies / prevention & control
  • Scabies / therapy
  • Siphonaptera