Our urgent care providers are good at treating insect bites in Novi MI and cannot wait to meet you.
They are good at determining when you need more advanced care with a specialist or a hospital and can communicate with your primary care physician.
Insect bites and stings results in an allergic reaction to venom injected by the insects mouth or stinger. This can result in immediate redness and swelling can cause itching and soreness. Some insects like mosquitoes and ticks can spread diseases can cause further complications.
mosquito bites are common and will result in a raised, itchy bump on the skin. The bite can occur on any area of the body but is common on highly exposed areas such as the feet, legs, and arms. Mosquito bites usually occur as a single bite, or can sometimes occur in groups as one mosquito can bite several times.
A tick bite can produce pain and swelling and will rarely occur in groups. Ticks can spread Lyme disease that results in a rash that looks like a bull’s eye. Ticks can be identified by their flat, teardrop-shaped bodies that are brown or reddish in color. They can become round and full if they have just bitten.
A spider bite could be identified by two puncture marks in the skin. The surrounding area might become red and blister. Pain and itching will also be present at the site. Spider bites are harmless unless from a venomous spider like the black widow or brown recluse.
Bedbugs can be hard to spot since they only come out at night, but the bites you wake up with will be noticeable. Bedbug bites occur in groups and cause small red bumps that are often itchy. Bedbugs hide in and around your mattress and hitch a ride in suitcases, clothes, and bedding.
Fleas can leave an itchy welt on the skin and often appear on the legs or ankles. While fleas do not like to live on people, they do like to live on your pets and can hide and multiply very quickly. Fleas do not fly but you might see them jumping from their host.
Lice can hide in your hair and behind your ears. Lice can be obtained by sharing a hairbrush, hat, or another item with someone who had it. The bites from lice will result in extreme scalp itching.
We are often asked if we can treat people over the phone for insect bites in Novi MI. While some conditions may permit a telemed visit, most ailments are better diagnosed when we can put our eyes on our patients. Most conditions are common but we can often find something on an exam that may point us in a direction to a better diagnosis.
One of the things we take pride in is that we make sure to communicate with your primary provider when we make a diagnosis or get closer to figuring out why you have your current symptoms. After your visit we will send over any results we have from tests that we perform and any paperwork that will help your primary doctor continue to care for you. We understand what it means to be patient centered!
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