Bug Bites Treatment
Bug bites occur when you have bugs such as flea bites, ticks, spider bites, bee stings, bed bugs, mosquito bites you anywhere on the body. Typically, there is redness, bumps, swelling, itchiness, and sometimes pain around the area.
Because bug bites can happen at any time, it's essential to understand its symptoms and manage them.
GuruMD offers online advice for bug bites, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional and get treatment from your home's comfort. Find out about this condition by reading here.
What is a Bug Bite?
A bug bite is when a bug such as a tick, flea bites, mosquito bites, spider bites, bed bugs, bee stings, or any other form of bug has bitten you on the body. Usually, most bug bites are not harmful or poisonous, but it is still crucial to contact a healthcare professional and adequately treat it.
Symptoms of Bug Bites
The most common symptoms of a bug bite are:
- Sometimes a Discharge
How Does GuruMD Treat Allergies?
At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with bug bites. If you are experiencing any of the above bug bites' symptoms, all you have to do is create an account to get in touch with a medical provider. Register online and then visit a doctor from your app.
Our board-certified professionals will diagnose bug bites by asking questions about your recent health history and current symptoms. Usually, an office visit is not needed, so going online to see a doctor is convenient and useful.
The doctor may send you to a lab to take samples of the affected area if necessary, to help aid in treatment. This culture is needed only in severe cases, and it helps the healthcare provider identify potential bacterial infection or disease.
The main goal of bug bite treatment is symptom relief. The physician may recommend taking over the counter antihistamines such as Benadryl to help alleviate immediate symptoms such as itchiness, redness, and swelling.
If you apply any lotion or body sprays to the affected area, it would be advisable to stop using them until the symptoms are gone. The doctor may recommend that you discontinue the product if it helps avoid any reinfection. In some instances, a physician may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infections. Usually, bug bites resolve in about 1 to 3 weeks. In some cases, an injection of Epinephrine may be necessary to help alleviate any immediate symptoms. Therefore, contact a physician and seek close medical attention.
Once you receive the proper treatment, the physician will provide medical advice on how to manage the symptoms of a bug bite.
To make sure you're on the right track, we offer walk-in appointments for patients with bug bites. We want to make sure you enjoy a safe recovery process and get all the care you need to overcome your symptoms.
Are you experiencing a bug bite? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.