Effingham Express Care Provides Bug Bite Treatment Options to Residents of Effingham, IL & Surrounding Cities
If you are in need of treatment for a bug bite and you live in Effingham, Illinois, then come to Effingham Express Care. We are a physician-led facility that is available to provide efficient and quality services to residents throughout the area. For the convenience of our patients, we are open seven days a week and offer a convenient and more affordable alternative to visiting an emergency room or making an appointment with your family doctor for a non-life-threatening illness or injury.
With summertime comes the return of pesky biting and stinging insects, such as mosquitos, fire ants, wasps, spiders, ticks, and more. Symptoms of an insect bite or sting vary, but most reactions include a mild itch or stinging sensation, and a little bit of swelling. Typically, minor reactions such as these can be treated at home by keeping the area clean, refraining from scratching, and applying hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to reduce itching. So, when does a bug bite require professional treatment? If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, visit Effingham Express Care:
- Severe pain at the site of the bite or sting
- Signs of infection, including excessive swelling, open skin, and redness
- Signs of abscess, which could indicate a severe bite from a spider
In addition, if you are not sure what you or your loved one has been bitten by, it is recommended that you err on the safe side and visit our facility.
For more information about the bug bite treatment options we have available, or to learn about the other services we provide to residents of Effingham, IL, stop by Effingham Express Care today.