Treatment for Tick, Spider & Insect Bites at Southcoast Health Urgent Care
While insect bites are often associated with summer and time outdoors, bites can happen throughout the year, indoors and outside. Common biting insects include mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs, mites, head lice and chiggers. Like ticks, spiders are arachnids and not insects, but they can also deliver painful and sometimes dangerous bites.
Tick and insect bites are usually minor nuisances, however, some bites can result in serious consequences, such as Lyme disease, West Nile Virus and life-threatening effects of the insect’s venom.
If your tick or insect bite is causing unusual symptoms, have it checked out by an experienced medical provider at Southcoast Health Urgent Care. Our urgent care team provides compassionate care for tick, spider and insect bites in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk and Wareham, MA.
Whether you’re a walk-in patient or need an evenings or weekend appointment, Southcoast Health Urgent Care is flexible and convenient for your schedule. Find your nearest location today. You can save your spot in line and wait at home until it’s time for you to be seen.
Bug Bite Symptoms & Treatment in Southeastern MA & RI
You may not notice a tick or insect bite until you start to feel symptoms. Common bug bite symptoms are pain, redness, swelling, itching and skin feeling hot to the touch.
You can usually care for minor insect bites at home. Using cold compresses, applying hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion, and taking oral antihistamines can help relieve symptoms.
Seek medical attention at Southcoast Health Urgent Care if you experience:
- Fever, chills or body aches
- Joint pain or swelling
Southcoast Health Urgent Care treats tick, spider and insect bites in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk, Wareham and the surrounding areas of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.