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Bites, Stings, Rashes

You can feel mild to severe discomfort due to the rashes caused by bites and stings of insects. Although this does not sound like an emergency, it can lead to serious health conditions in some cases. If the rashes, stings, or bites cause excruciating pain, you should get immediate professional help. Crescent Emergency Room, Lancaster Tx offers emergency treatment for all sorts of rashes, stings, and bites.

Causes of Bites, Stings, and Rashes

Most insect bites are defensive. Insect stings for protecting their nests and hives. If someone accidentally touches them, they will either bite or sting as a response to protecting themselves.

The insect sting or bite contains a specific protein that causes an allergic reaction. It can cause redness, patches, swelling, etc. Bites or stings of some insects are more severe than others. The allergic reaction caused by the bites or stings of bees, hornets, yellow jackets, wasps, or fire ants is very severe. Following are some major illnesses caused by insect bites and stings.

  • Malaria
  • Zika Virus
  • West Nile Virus
  • Equine encephalitis, etc.

Symptoms

Stings or ant bites can be very painful, and they can cause severe allergy on your skin. Fire ant bites can also cause a burning sensation. In most cases, insect bites and stings are harmless, but if the saliva or venom is poisonous, it can be life-threatening. Watch out for the following symptoms to avoid serious health conditions:

  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Itching & soreness
  • Redness/Rashes all over the body or patches on some areas

If someone starts having \any of the above symptoms, they immediately get themselves checked by a professional doctor and get treatment.

Treatment

You may have to go to emergency rooms to get treatment for severe allergic reactions caused by bites and stings. The physician may give IV diphenhydramine, epinephrine, or Steroids to the patient. (THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY HEALTH ADVICE ON PART OF US). The patient is kept under observation, where doctors monitor the heartbeat until the condition is improved.

Depending on the patient's condition, oral medication is given to reduce the infection. The allergic reactions caused by insect bites and stings can be fatal, so it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible.

Why Choose Crescent Medical Center ER?

Patients suffering from insect bites, stings, and rashes should reach out to a good healthcare provider for timely relief. At Crescent Medical Center, we have trained professionals who can treat such emergency cases skillfully and quickly. Visit us today or give us a call at 972-338-4715!