Gnats bite, according to KidsHealth. The tiny flies, sometimes called midges or blackflies, belong to a group of insects that includes mosquitoes and flies. Gnats live around the world near bodies of water, where they la... More »

According to How Stuff Work, gnat bites are treated by washing the affected area with soap and water. One must avoid scratching the itchy area. The itching and swelling can be treated by applying ice or cold metal object... 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 »

The site of a centipede bite becomes red and swollen, as is the case with many other invertebrate stings, according to the National Institutes of Health. At the center of the inflammation, paired marks might be visible f... More »

For children aged 2 and under, parents must manually remove head lice by wetting or conditioning the hair and using a fine-tooth comb to extract the parasites, according to KidsHealth. Older kids and adults have the opti... More »

Kids Health recommends consulting a doctor to obtain a prescription for a cream that is spread onto the skin and left there overnight. The cream kills the mites, though the itching can persist for several weeks afterward... More »

To avoid gnat bites, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, especially in areas with lakes, rivers and streams nearby, according to KidsHealth. Spray an insect repellent that contains DEET to arms, legs, ... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites