Question by  justme (111)

Can beetle bites cause swelling and numbness?


Answer by  m3ta4 (774)

Depending on the type and size of beetles, they can produce a bite that would cause swelling. Based on the bitten person, more swelling and numbness could occur. This would occur if the person was perhaps allergic to the specific type of beetle. Not all beetles can bite, and not all of the bites cause swelling.


Answer by  AJN (39)

Beetle bites will be no different then say an ant bite. Although some ants posses stingers, no known common beetle will have a stinger or venom. A bite could become red and numb depending on the size of the beetle or the persons skin sensitivity to a bite.


Answer by  bigwig (654)

Theoretically, yes, an insect bite of any sort could cause swelling, numbness, and other symptoms in someone who is allergic to that insect. However, another insect than a beetle is more likely the culprit. Many people commonly have reactions to spider bites that include swelling, and in the case of certain more dangerous types, numbness.


Answer by  worker1889 (49)

yes, it can cause swelling and numbness if you were bitten by beetles. there are a lot of different beetles like the wood borers. it can inflict a painful bite on you. you never know that they may be leaving larvaes in your skin that makes it swell and multiply inside your skin.


Answer by  Aubrey (356)

Any insect bite can cause some swelling along with pain, itchiness and redness. Numbness is not a good sign though and should definitely be checked out asap by a medical professional.


Answer by  spellcrafted (72)

Yes, beetle bites can cause a number of different symptoms. Some can even include blistering and necrotic tissue. Identifying what kind of insect bit you can be difficult at times.


Answer by  hyperkid (470)

This depends on the type of beetle the person was bitten by. Some beetle bites can cause swelling and itching, and it really depends on the person who was bitten whether they will be numb or not.


Answer by  worker7346 (32)

When bitten by a beetle, a person will usually experience little more than a small sting or a bothersome itch. However, excessive scratching of the site may occasionally cause minor swelling of the area surrounding the bite. If the swelling is significant or if numbness occurs, then the person may be allergic.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Sure - there beetle bites are no different than anyother insect bite. The beetles do not have stingers or venom. The bite could still become red depending on how big the beetle is and the persons sensitivity to the bite. Scratching or rubbing will make the bite worse. Ice is always good to control the swelling.

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