Austin Health states that the first step in leech bite treatment is to force the leech to fall from the skin by applying salt, salt water or vinegar. The area is then cleaned with soap and water, and a cold pack is appli... More »

Leech bites can cause severe allergic reactions in individuals who are sensitive to the proteins released when leeches attach themselves to human skin. Leech bites can also cause infection if the leech is pulled off the ... More »

Gnat bites can be prevented by wearing long-sleeved clothing and using a repellent. Repellents include commercial DEET-based sprays and essential oils, such as peppermint or pine oils. More »

WebMD states that removing the tick and cleaning the bite area is the first step in tick bite treatment, followed by ice pack application and taking non-prescription medicines to relieve pain and itching. Most ticks do n... More »

According to Healthline, the typical sign of a tick bite is seeing a tick attached to the skin. A tick remains on the skin for several days or weeks while sucking blood from the body before detaching. Ticks leave singula... More »

A tick bite is the area where a small, blood-sucking arachnid known as a tick latches onto the skin and begins drawing blood. Ticks normally stay latched onto the host for extended periods, so individuals who find tick b... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

An appropriate treatment for a spider bite is the application of ice and an over-the-counter medication used to treat itching and redness. Elevating the area can also ease swelling associated with the bite, according to ... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites