Walk-In Treatment for Tick and Insect Bites Available Near Holly, MI

A tick crawls on human skin.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.

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