Chapter 48. Insect Bites and Stings

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Belen Lardizabal Dofitas MD, MSc Consultant Dermatologist Clinical Assistant Professor1,2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch48

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lardizabal Dofitas, B. (2008) Insect Bites and Stings, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch48

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, St Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

  2. 2

    University of the Philippines College of Medicine & Philippine General Hospital, Metro Manila, Philippines

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • insect bites and stings;
  • oral antihistamines versus placebo;
  • topical treatments versus placebo;
  • permethrin-treated tents;
  • DEET insect repellent and permethrin-treated clothing;
  • pinching versus scraping off bee sting;
  • N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET);
  • VIT in children;
  • Quality of life with VIT versus self-administered epinephrine


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References