Some insect and spider bites or stings can cause flu-like symptoms to develop within hours of a bite or sting, or they may also be delayed up to 3 weeks. Flu-like symptoms include:
Flu-like symptoms may not be caused by a bite or sting, but they may mean a more serious problem. Examples of a more serious problems include:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||October 14, 2011|
Last Revised: October 14, 2011
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