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During this time of year, we like to become one with nature hiking, camping, fishing, working around the house or spending time out in the yard. At the same time, we must be mindful of our surroundings because there are all kinds of insects and bugs that sting and bite. Here in Midlothian, VA., your nearest AFC Urgent Care Center and walk-in clinic located at 12731 Stone Village Way is open daily 8am – 8pm for your convenience. If you experience a bug or insect bite or sting, walk into our medical clinic where our experienced physicians will examine your skin and symptoms then diagnose and treat your insect bite or sting. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at (804) 409-0870.
No need to take off work or stress over missing a doctor’s appointment. AFC Urgent Care Center is here to take care of your family, young and seniors alike, with board certified doctors and a highly skilled and well trained staff of licensed medical professionals ready to serve your medical needs with no appointment necessary. We’re easily accessible from the Midlothian Turnpike allowing us to serve nearby and surrounding locations.
Our physicians at AFC Urgent Care Center in Midlothian are experienced in identifying and treating spider bites. If you are experiencing the following symptoms after a spider bite, walk into our clinic and our caring medical staff will take care of you. Symptoms of a spider bite may include; pain that will start at the site of the bite and will spread in the first 8 – 12 hours to your back and stomach with cramping. Other symptoms may include; nausea, sweating, restlessness, tremors, fever, and headache.
The Black Widow Spider is active during warm weather. The Black Widow is easy to identify from the reddish hourglass shape on the underside of its shiny black abdomen and they are about ½ inch wide. Only the females have the distinct mark, males do not. The female is poisonous, not the male. The name widow was given because the female would kill the male after mating. The Black Widow more often than not likes to place their web in areas that may be disturbed or visited by humans, thus increasing the chances of an unpleasant encounter between the two. The bite has been described as being like a pin prick by some people. If you suspect that you’ve been bitten, try to catch or kill the spider for identifying purposes and visit AFC Urgent Care Center in Midlothian, VA.
Also very active during the warm summer months are deadly Brown Recluse Spiders. They are yellowish-tan to dark brown in color identified by the violin characteristic shape on their back legs. The Brown Recluse Spider is about 1 inch long and has an extremely poisonous bite that can cause infection and illness. In most instances, people don’t even realize they’ve been bitten and others describe the bite as a mild bee sting or an ant bite. In any case, if you believe that you’ve been bitten, try to capture or kill the spider for identification purposes and visit your nearest AFC Urgent Care Center to consult with our physician. The symptoms from a Brown Recluse can be severe. Within the first 4 hours, there is pain at the site of the bite followed by severe nausea, itching, vomiting, muscle pains, and fever. Again, if you feel you’ve been bitten seek medical attention ASAP. AFC Urgent Care has a knowledgeable medical staff and physicians with a lab and x-ray on-site to ensure an accurate diagnosis so we can provide you with a quick treatment plan which means the road to recovery is just around the corner.
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Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.