Bites & Stings

Bites & Stings

Stop an Infection Before it Spreads

There is no one set treatment for every kind of bite and sting as each one produces different symptoms and varies in severity. Many bites and stings are hard to avoid, particularly common ones from mosquitoes, bees, ants, and flies, but most are easy to treat. Venomous bites, such as those from spiders and snakes, may produce more severe reactions, but even these are often treatable and not life threatening in most cases. Visit one of our centers in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart or Palm Beach Gardens if you are heaving a severe reaction or if the symptoms of your bite are long lasting.

When a bite causes abnormal symptoms, you should not wait to see a medical professional. We accept walk-ins and can examine your bite or sting today.
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Insect Bites & Stings

While many common and mild bites from insects will cause itching, swelling, or pain, people who are allergic to certain insect stings may react more severely and require medical attention.

An allergic reaction to a bite or sting may cause:

  • Severe swelling of bite area or face and throat
  • Nausea
  • Hives
  • Cramps

Any signs of an unusual reaction to a bite or sting should be handled by a medical professional.

Spider Bites

Contrary to popular belief, most spider bites are harmless. Like insect stings, they will often cause itching, pain, and swelling. Depending on the type of spider, however, symptoms may be more serious. Black widow and brown recluse spiders, for example, are more dangerous than other spiders.

You should see a doctor for a spider bite if your experience:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Joint pains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting