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Glossary for Tussock moth caterpillar poisoning

  • Bronchospasm: sudden spasm of the bronchi
  • Chemical-related conditions: Medical conditions related to chemicals and toxin exposures.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Gypsy moth caterpillar poisoning: Contact with the poisonous hairs or spines of the Gypsy moth caterpillar can cause skin rashes or even a hypersensitivity reaction in some cases.
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Red skin: The occurrence of red skin
  • Skin rash: A reaction to the exposure of the skin to an allergen
  • Skin swelling: The occurrence of swelling that is located on the skin
  • Striped Blister Beetle poisoning: The striped blister beetle is native to many parts of America and Canada. Animals that accidentally eat the beetles can become quite ill and they can also cause symptoms in humans if accidentally ingested. The beetles contain toxic substances called cantharidin and pederin which can cause symptoms through skin or eye exposure as well as through ingestion.
  • Weals: Drug reaction, allergy, infection, lupus, overactive thyroid, polycythemia, rheumatic fever, blisters, amyloidosis, progesterone increase, Still's Disease, pregnancy, vasculitis
  • Wheezing: A whistling like continuous sound that is caused by the respiratory system


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