Walk-In Treatment for Tick and Insect Bites Available Near Holly, MI
Spring and summer bring beautiful weather to the Holly, Michigan, area, and many local residents are just itching to get outdoors. Unfortunately, these warm-weather months are also the peak season for tick and insect bites. Many of these bug attacks are little more than an annoyance, causing a few days of minor swelling, itching, and pain. However, there are other times when bug bites warrant prompt evaluation by a qualified medical practitioner. If you’re in the Holly area, you can take a short drive to Springfield Urgent Care in Clarkston to receive prompt medical attention for a bug-inflicted wound without an appointment.
We treat walk-in patients of all ages, including summer camp participants and visiting outdoor enthusiasts, for many non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, including tick and spider bites as well as bee or wasp stings. And we’re open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
When to Seek Medical Treatment for a Tick or Insect Bite
Many types of ticks carry bacteria or viruses that can be transmitted to humans through a tick bite. The Michigan Department of Community Health has identified five types of ticks found locally that can cause serious health infections. The most worrisome is the black-legged tick, which can carry Lyme disease.
Although tick-borne illnesses are fairly rare in Michigan, it’s important to check your body for ticks after spending time outdoors. If a tick is discovered, it should be removed promptly and completely, and the bite site should be cleaned and swabbed with alcohol. If possible, save the tick in a bottle of alcohol to show to a medical professional if symptoms develop later.
You should see a health care provider if:
- The tick has burrowed into the skin and parts of it cannot be easily removed.
- You develop flu-like symptoms, a rash, or a lesion within 30 days of the tick bite.
For other types of bug bites and stings, it’s a good idea to visit Springfield Urgent Care if you or your child received multiple stings or bites in a short period of time, has severe pain, develops a fever or a large rash, or displays signs of infection at the bite site.
Contact Springfield Urgent Care today if you have questions, or simply head over to our walk-in clinic near Holly to receive prompt treatment for a tick or insect bite.