Mosquito Sting Treatment in Greenwood, SC
AFC Urgent Care Located at 474 Bypass 72 NW Suite B Greenwood, SC is Open 8am–8pm Monday to Friday and 8am–5pm Saturday and Sunday. Our Walk-in Clinic Doctors and Medical Professionals Can Examine Mosquito Bites and Treat Infections and Illness. Call (864) 383-1488.
Spending time outdoors during the summer in the Greenwood, SC area is an annual activity many people enjoy every year. However, mosquitos can ruin time spent outdoors with their annoying bites. These pests can even drive you indoors if they make being outside unpleasant enough. Usually, home remedies are more than enough to deal with the symptoms you experience from the bites. The itchiness that accompanies a bite will often go away. However, some people may experience an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. If this happens, skip the emergency room and visit AFC Urgent Care Greenwood today for immediate medical treatment. No appointment is needed to be promptly seen by our board-certified physicians. We are available seven days a week with extended weekday hours for your convenience.
Many in Greenwood are not allergic to mosquito bites. Those who are only find out after they have been bitten. Children are much more likely to have an allergy to mosquito bites than adults. Fortunately, as you get older, your body will become more and more resistant to these pests, and you will have much milder reactions.
When bitten, you will often find an itchy, red bump on your skin. You might think this is where this bug has bitten you, but that might not be true. The red bump is caused by your immune system reacting to the sticky saliva left behind by the mosquito.
Unsure if you are allergic to bites from these bugs? Come to AFC Urgent Care Greenwood today! Our medical staff can test you for that and other allergies in our state of the art lab. By knowing you have a moderate or severe allergy to mosquito bites, you will be better prepared for them in the future and look for signs of a severe allergic reaction.
Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
As we mentioned earlier, the chances for a severe allergic reaction to a mosquito bite are very low. However, if you are experiencing acute symptoms, come to our walk-in urgent care center immediately and avoid the long waits and high costs of an emergency room. You will be seen promptly by our board-certified doctors with no appointment needed. We’ll examine the area of the bite and your symptoms to determine the best treatment for you. Our staff has years of experience in treating people for a variety of insect bites, including mosquitoes. Come in today, so we can help keep you healthy.
Visit our walk-in urgent care center if you find yourself with any of the symptoms listed below:
- A large area of itching
- Hives near the bite
- Dark bruises around the site of the bite
- Lymphangitis, an inflammation of the lymph system.
- Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that causes the throat to swell up and severe wheezing. This requires immediate medical attention.
Signs That Something Else Is Bugging You
Unfortunately, these bugs can carry with them more than just an annoying bite. Mosquitoes can transmit several illnesses and infections that spread through their bite. While it may be easy to assume the symptoms related with these infections are just the result of an allergic reaction, you should get medical care if you suspect you are suffering from malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya, encephalitis, and other tropical illnesses. Seek care if you experience body ache, severe fatigue, persistent headaches, and loss of muscle coordination. The risk for infection from these diseases is higher if you have recently traveled to a more tropical climate.
AFC Urgent Care Greenwood is located at 474 Bypass 72 NW Suite B Greenwood, SC 29649. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm. Do you have additional questions about mosquito bites or our services? Call our friendly staff today at (864) 383-1488.
We look forward to meeting you!