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Bug Bites and Stings: Part 2: Expert Tips from Dr. Tess Barton

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In this episode of Pediatrics Now, host Holly Wayment welcomes back Dr. Tess Barton, a pediatric infectious disease expert at University Hospital and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,, Dr. Tess Barton, a pediatric infectious disease expert, talks about insect-borne illnesses and their impact on children.

Dr. Barton delves into the risks associated with ticks, including Lyme disease and its less-known cousin, STARI. She offers practical advice on tick prevention, especially for those living in wooded areas or spending time outdoors.

The conversation also covers fleas and chiggers, their prevention, and treatment strategies. Dr. Barton explains how to identify different types of insect bites and provides insights on handling spider bites, particularly those from venomous spiders like the brown recluse and black widow.

Tune in to gain valuable knowledge on protecting your family from insect-borne diseases and more. Thank you for joining us on Pediatrics Now.