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Insect Bites & Stings

Urgent Care for Bug Bites & Stings

Dealing with bee stings and insect bites is a common part of life, especially during outdoor activities or warmer seasons. 

These encounters can lead to discomfort and, in some cases, pose serious health concerns if they become infected or are left untreated.

Understanding when to seek urgent care for bug bites or stings is essential for prompt relief and avoiding potential complications. 

Whether you're dealing with a pesky mosquito bite or a sting from a wasp, having the knowledge to handle these injuries can make all the difference in staying safe and comfortable.

How Do I Know When a Sting or Bug Bite is Infected?

You can tell if a sting or bug bite is infected by watching out for certain signs.

Signs of infection from a sting or bug bite:

  • Increased pain at the bite site
  • Swelling that gets worse
  • Redness and warmth around the bite or sting
  • Presence of pus or discharge
  • Fever or feeling unwell
  • Red streaks spreading from the bite site

When to Go to Urgent Care for Bug Bites and Stings 

Knowing when to visit CareWell Urgent Care for a spider bite or other bug bites and stings is important.

If you experience symptoms like severe pain, redness, swelling, or worsening bite area, it might be a good idea to visit urgent care for further evaluation.

If you notice that your symptoms are spreading, you have difficulty breathing or are dealing with an allergic reaction like hives or dizziness, you should seek medical help immediately. 

CareWell Urgent Care can provide the necessary treatment and guidance for spider bites or severe bug bites to ensure you get the right care to feel better sooner. 

For severe symptoms or allergic reactions to bug bites or stings that require immediate care, dial 9-1-1 or go to the closest emergency room immediately. 

What is the Treatment for Stings and Insect Bites at Urgent Care?

When you visit CareWell Urgent Care for stings or insect bites, we'll assess the bite or sting to determine its severity. 

From there, our board-certified providers will thoroughly clean the affected area to prevent infection. 

To ease pain and reduce swelling, we may provide medications to take or apply to the bite. If you're experiencing a severe allergic reaction, we may administer antihistamines to alleviate itching and swelling. 

In more critical situations, steroids may be used to address intense allergic reactions.

If the bite or sting causes significant issues such as breathing difficulties or spreading redness, we'll offer immediate assistance and may refer you to a specialist for further care. 

Prompt Urgent Care for Bee Stings and Bug Bites Near You

Your well-being is important to us. 

At CareWell Urgent Care, we provide you with expert urgent care services for bug bites and stings in your neighborhood. We offer urgent care services seven days a week, catering to patients of all ages, from kids to seniors. 

If you or someone you know is dealing with the discomfort of bug bites or stings, we're here to help. 

With multiple locations across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we're committed to delivering the care you need in your local area.

Find the nearest CareWell Urgent Care center today to treat bug bites and stings. 

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