Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Fly Bites
There are many species of flies, ranging in size from barely visible
to up to 1 in. (2.5 cm). Flies
stab and pierce the skin.
Some flies, such as deerflies, blackflies, horseflies, and sand
flies, can produce allergic reactions. Reactions are usually not as severe as
those caused by bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets.
Common symptoms of a fly bite are pain and itching at the site of the
bite. Occasionally, bleeding at the bite site may occur.
Home treatment to relieve symptoms is all that is needed for most fly
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Concord Hospital
View Quality Data
© 2015 Concord Hospital