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'Little House on the Prairie' star Melissa Gilbert spends night in ER after nasty bug bite

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Melissa Gilbert revealed that a scary bug bite sent her to the ER. The actress, who famously starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House on the Prairie," took to Instagram to share that she had been rushed to a hospital in New York after a bug had bitten her, causing her arm to completely swell.

Gilbert, 59, revealed the bite was not from a "bee or wasp" but another "flying insect." Gilbert's doctor and her husband, Timothy Busfield, urged her to "hightail" it to the emergency room after her arm continued to swell.

View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Melissa E. Gilbert (@melissagilbertofficial) "A Public Service Announcement: Well that was a fun night in the ER (she said with dripping sarcasm)," Gilbert captioned the post of her hand in an IV and a close-up shot of her swollen arm. "Two days ago a flying insect (not bee or wasp) bit my arm.

By last night my arm was incredibly swollen, red and hot." She continued, "Called my [doctor and] he suggested we hightail it to the ER.

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