Urgent Care Treatment for Bug Bites & Minor Animal Bites
Bug bites, minor animal bites, and scratches should always receive immediate medical treatment. Whether you’re reacting to a flea bite or a scorpion, the team of medical providers at Total Point Urgent Care is here for you. The symptoms of insect bites and stings can vary depending on your body’s reaction to the venom. While most reactions are associated with mild symptoms such as a rash or slight swelling, others can be severe and require immediate medical attention.
Animal bites and scratches are also very common, and even a minor scratch from an animal can become infected with bacteria, occasionally leading to serious complications. If you’ve been bitten or scratched by an animal in Texas or Arizona, it’s important to be evaluated by a physician. Fortunately, most animal bites and scratches clear up once they’re addressed and properly treated by a medical provider. Contact us today or visit one of our urgent care centers for walk-in treatment!
Symptoms of Mild Bug Bites or Stings
Symptoms from mild insect bites and stings can vary depending on your body’s reaction to the venom. The most common symptoms of mild bug bites and stings include:
- Minor swelling
- Soreness or pain at the affected site
- Redness with itching or burning
Symptoms of Severe Bug Bites or Stings
You must go to the emergency room immediately if you have a severe bug bite or sting. The symptoms associated with severe bug bites or stings include:
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble swallowing
- Swelling in your mouth or throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rash or hives
- Dizziness or loss of consciousness
Treating Mild Bites or Stings
If you have a mild insect bite or sting, the following steps can help alleviate your symptoms:
- Avoid the area you were bit or stung to avoid additional bites or stings.
- Apply ice or a cold pack to reduce swelling.
- Apply a 1 percent or 0.5 percent hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion, or a baking soda paste to the affected area several times every day.
- Refrain from scratching the area and consider seeking medical treatment to prevent complications.
Visit Total Point Urgent Care for Symptom Relief
Minor bug bites, insect stings, and animal bites and scratches are commonly seen and treated at Total Point Urgent Care clinics. If you or a loved one has been bitten, stung, or scratched, our medical providers can provide quick, effective treatment without visiting an emergency room.
With locations throughout Texas and Arizona, we’re here to provide communities with immediate medical care services at a fraction of the cost of an emergency room visit. Contact us today to learn more about our walk-in urgent care centers or get effective treatment for your insect or small animal bite!