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Bug Bites

 

 Urgent Care for Treating Bug Bites

 While bug bites may be more common in warmer months when people spend more time outdoors, you can experience a bug bite reaction at any time of the year. Fortunately, many bug bites can be treated at home; however, some may lead to severe complications and allergic reactions if not appropriately treated.

 If you suspect that you have been bitten by a bug and are experiencing a reaction, visit Bayside Urgent Care. Our medical staff is expert at treating this and other non-life-threatening emergencies. Note that if you suspect a severe allergic reaction, please call 911.

 Located in Clearwater, Florida, we're open seven days a week, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. We're always accepting new patients, and no appointments are necessary.

 

 What Are the Most Common Bug Bites?

 There are many types of bugs that can bite or sting, but the most common are the following:

  • Bees
  • Mosquitos
  • Spiders
  • Ticks
  • Fire ants

 

 What Are the Symptoms of a Bug Bite?

 The symptoms you experience from a bug bite or sting can vary depending on your body's response to the insect venom. Some of the mild symptoms are:

  • Minor swelling
  • Soreness or pain
  • Redness with itching or burning

 If you experience any of the severe symptoms listed below, call 911 because you may be having an allergic reaction:

  • Trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Swelling in your mouth or throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Reddish rash or hives
  • Dizziness or loss of consciousness

 

 How Do You Treat Bug Bites?

 If you are bitten or stung, Bayside Urgent Care is here to help. We will evaluate the bite and prescribe medication for pain and itch relief, decrease swelling, and prevent complications.  You may find that the following also help you feel more comfortable:

  • Cold pack to reduce swelling.
  • Hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion, or baking soda paste to reduce itching


 What To Bring When Your Visit

 If you believe you are having a mild reaction to a bug bite, you can help us by letting us know:

  • Your symptoms
  • When and how often they occur
  • Bugs or insects you may have had contact with

  Also, be prepared to tell us about any medications you take (including vitamins and supplements), past illnesses and surgeries, and your primary care doctor's phone number and address so we can transfer records, if necessary.

 

 Does Bayside Urgent Care Accept Insurance?

 Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. If you don't have insurance or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced and less expensive than an ER visit.

 

 You Can Count on Bayside Urgent Care Center if Have a Bug Bite

 Our Center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, and Indian Rocks Beach. If you are experiencing an illness, visit our office or call.

 Open 7 days a week ● No Appointment Needed ● Online Registration

 Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

 *Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you experience very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.

 

Find Us

Bayside Urgent Care Center

1001 S Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 101

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone. 727-441-5044

Fax. 727-441-5008

Hours 

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 6pm