Minor illnesses.

Bug bites & stings

Bug bites and stings can occur at any time of year, but warm weather makes it more likely that you and your family will be spending time outdoors. Warm weather also brings out bugs and flying insects such as bees, wasps and mosquitoes.

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Things you should know before your visit

Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:
● Severe difficulty breathing● History of allergic reaction

What to expect at your visit

● We will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, examination and provide a personalized treatment plan for you.● You may need testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. ● At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.

What bug bites and stings can cause allergic reactions?

Allergic reactions to bug bites and stings are more common than you think. Many people don't realize they're having an allergic reaction when they get bitten or stung by one of these bugs. The insects that most commonly cause allergic reactions are:● Bees● Wasps● Hornets● Yellow jackets● Mosquitoes● Spiders

What bites and stings can cause infections?

Bites and stings can lead to infection in a number of ways:● The bacteria is injected into the skin at the time of the injury.● The bacteria colonizes on an insect's mouthparts or an arthropod (e.g., ticks, lice).● Scratching at the site of the bite
Signs of infection can include:● Fever● Rash● Redness of the affected area● Drainage● Swelling