Bug bites

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What is bug bites?

Bugs bites may commonly occur during the warmer months from insects. It can be harmless bites that resolve on their own or it can cause more serious infection requiring medical attention.

Common symptoms reported by people with bug bites


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bug bites

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with bug bites, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bug bites

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bug bites, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bug bites on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 1
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 3

These charts show data from bug bites patients who have completed their condition history
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