Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, and Lakewood is no different. Whether visiting Bear Creek Lake Park, hiking through William F. Hayden Park, fly fishing fishing, or just enjoying the outdoors, be sure to wear insect repellent to deter stings and bites.
We regularly have patients arrive at our Lakewood urgent care locations, for treatment of insect bites and stings. Although these stings and bites are rarely serious, they can be painful and uncomfortable. The following insect bites and stings are common in the Greater Denver area, so be on the lookout and use bug or insect spray while you and your children are participating in outdoor activities, particularly during the warmer months.
Common Insect Bites and Stings in the Lakewood, CO Area
- Yellow Jackets
- Fire Ants
- Harvester Ants
- Blister Beetles
- Deer Flies
How do you know if you or your child have been bitten or stung?
Oftentimes, you or your child will feel immediate pain from an insect bite or sting at the moment it occurs. However, the insect might not always be easily visible, so you may not know exactly what bit or stung you. If you or your child experience the following symptoms, we recommend visiting our urgent care in Lakewood as a walk-in, or calling to schedule an appointment.
Common Insect Bite and Sting Symptoms:
- Small red bump appears around affected area
- Blistering on or around the bite/sting
- One or several hives
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