Insects and Arachnids that Cause Skin and Health Issues
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Insects and Arachnids that Cause Skin and Health Issues

Test your knowledge of insects and arachnids that can cause skin problems, itching, and even death. Learn about the different types of mites, ticks, spiders, and scorpions that can harm humans.

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Questions and Answers

Which arthropod's bite can cause local swelling, intense pain, and occasionally death?

Black widow spider

What is the common symptom of dermatitis caused by the Rat mite and the Chigger?

Intense itching

Which of the following insects is known to cause myiasis?

Fly

Which arachnid is known to burrow into the skin, causing scabies?

<p>Scabies mite</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the common symptom of a Bedbug bite?

<p>Reddish papules</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which arthropod can cause severe blisters on the skin?

<p>Beetles</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which insect's bite can lead to bleeding puncture and myiasis?

<p>Fly</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following can cause a painful sting, resulting in death?

<p>Scorpions</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following arthropods can cause intense itching and dermatitis?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following insects can cause a rash on contact with their hairs or spines?

<p>Caterpillar</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

  • Chiggers cause intense itching and dermatitis
  • Rat mites cause intense itching and dermatitis
  • Grain itch mites cause dermatitis and fever
  • Scabies mites burrow into the skin, causing dermatitis (scabies)
  • Hard ticks cause painful bites, tick paralysis, and can be fatal if not removed
  • Soft ticks are venomous, with some species being particularly dangerous

Spider and Scorpion Bites

  • Black widow spider bites cause local swelling, intense pain, and occasionally death
  • Scorpion stings are painful and can be fatal in some cases
  • Centipedes inflict painful bites
  • Lice cause intense irritation and reddish papules
  • Bedbugs are blood suckers, irritating to some people
  • True bugs cause painful bites, leading to local inflammation
  • Crushed beetles can cause severe blisters on the skin
  • Contact with caterpillar hairs or spines can cause a rash
  • Bees, wasps, and ants inflict painful stings, leading to local swelling
  • Flies cause painful bites, swelling, bleeding puncture wounds, and myiasis
  • Mosquitoes cause irritation

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