Buddhist stories related to sickness resulting from insects

Hi Bhante and All,

Besides the story of Kisa Gotami, are there other stories used by the Buddha or his disciples to help people cope with sickness or sickness resulting from insect bites?

Thank you.

Best Regards

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This would make sense when there was no understanding or treatment for these conditions. It would about removing the ‘second arrow’.

“What taints, bhikkhus, should be abandoned by enduring? Here a bhikkhu, reflecting wisely, bears cold and heat, hunger and thirst, and contact with gadflies, mosquitoes, wind, the sun, and creeping things; he endures ill-spoken, unwelcome words and arisen bodily feelings that are painful, racking, sharp, piercing, disagreeable, distressing, and menacing to life. While taints, vexation, and fever might arise in one who does not endure such things, there are no taints, vexation, or fever in one who endures them. These are called the taints that should be abandoned by enduring. MN2

with metta

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