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Bites and stings typically happen when an animal or insect feels threatened. With stings, the insect injects venom into your skin with its stinger. Common types of bites and stings include:
Although bites and stings usually cause only minor injury, some may require medical attention if:
If you or someone you’re with has experienced a bite or sting in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, then you can count on the emergency care at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican. Save your spot in line at the ER using our InQuicker online waiting service.
Bites can range from minor to deep puncture wounds. If the bite breaks the skin, there is a risk of it becoming infected, so you should look for the following signs of possible infection:
Signs and symptoms of stings include:
It’s possible to have a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a sting. That’s why you should seek reliable emergency medical care at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican or call 911 for the following symptoms:
Your treatment at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican for a bite or sting will depend on whether or not you are allergic. If you aren’t allergic, you can take care of most minor bites and stings at home using these steps:
If you are allergic to stings, administer your epinephrine autoinjector and call 911. Seek medical attention even if your symptoms get better.
Doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offer experience in treating many emergency medical needs, including bites and stings in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.