Free Expertise for Bites and Stings
From spiders to rattlesnakes, small bees and wasps, many different wildlife in the United States carry venom of some sort. If you are bitten or stung by a venomous animal, the consequences can range from annoying and itchy to life-threatening.
Local poison centers are staffed with experts to provide the information you need to act quickly to treat your wound when a venomous insect or animal strikes. If you or someone you know is bitten or stung, give your local poison center a call. The poison experts will let you know whether your symptoms can be treated at home or if you should go to the emergency room. 1-800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.