Allergies, Bites and Stings

Allergies & Anaphylaxis Shock

This is an allergic reaction, which can be life threatening, triggered by such things as, but not limited to:

Signs and Symptoms


Bites & Stings

Nettle Stings

Nettle stings can be itchy and you may feel a stinging or burning sensation. This will usually settle down within a few minutes or a few days and you can often treat them yourself. They may cause a raised area rash on the skin.  

Insect Stings

Insect stings can be painful but are not usually dangerous. However, if the insect sting is in the mouth or throat this can be more serious as it could lead to swelling of the airway and obstruction. 

Ticks - Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

This is a disease spread by infected ticks, affecting the nervous system, joints, skin and heart. Some tick bites are harmless but the longer they are attached the greater the chance of infection. The disease may take some time to present itself.

Signs and Symptoms