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Bugs Bites

Spending weeks in the bush has become a big part of my life - and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But, of course, not everything is rosy out there, and one thing which can make life hell is the hordes of biting and stinging insects. Having been on the receiving end of many of these over the years, I have come to learn that even the most inoffensive looking creepy-crawly can fight back.

Of course, many insects use warning colours or displays to alert you to their objectionable disposition, but despite this, I find that stings are still all too common. In this article, I thought I’d cover the treatment of insect and other animal-related bites and stings.

Few people actually die as a direct result of the venom of the insect itself; it is the allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) which is the killer. If you know that you are allergic to

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