Mizzou Quick Care Treats Insect Bites, Stings

Insect bite on a child's arm

At this time of the year, insect stings and spider bites are increasingly common and can lead to local reactions as well as systemic reactions. 

Local reactions include itching and swelling, often with redness, whereas systemic reactions are more severe and can involve breathing issues, dizziness and vomiting. 

Sometimes the redness and swelling can be hard to differentiate from skin infections. If you experience a bite or sting, Mizzou Quick Care providers can evaluate and treat simple skin conditions.

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