Bug Bites or Stings

Bug Bites

Pesky bug bites can pose serious medical problems if you are allergic to the bug, if it carries a disease, if the bite gets infected, or if the bug is poisonous you may need bug bite treatment. If you begin experiencing wheezing, hives, nausea and vomiting, intense sneezing, difficulty swallowing, chest tightness, itching and swelling of the face, or difficulty breathing, you should seek bug bite treatment at iCare in Frisco or South Fort Worth, as you may be experiencing an allergic reaction. If you are bitten and begin to experience symptoms such as fever, headaches, fatigue, rash, body aches, or stiff neck, you should come into iCare to be tested for Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, or other diseases transmitted by insects.

Bug bite Treatment and stings:

If redness or swelling continues for more than 72 hours and you develop a fever, you should seek medical care. Finally, if you are bitten and it develops into an open or ulcerating wound, you may have been bitten by a poisonous spider and should come into iCare immediately.

Depending on the type of skin injury and the severity, when you come into iCare, our physicians may treat you in either urgent care or an emergency room. Most often, only very severe allergic reactions to insect bites or poisonous bug bites will be treated in the emergency room. Your visit will begin with a physical exam and a medical history interview. One of our medical practitioners will ask you questions about your rash or insect bites to get a better understanding of your condition. Further tests, such as blood tests, may be required to diagnose your skin injury. Our onsite laboratory is CLIA/COLA-certified and equipped with quality technology so that your test results can be returned within 15 minutes. After your diagnosis, we will begin bug bite treatment as soon as possible, which will usually include either oral or topical medication.

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