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Urgent Care & Family Medicine located in Davie, FL & Plantation, FL

Properly caring for a wound is crucial for preventing secondary infections and promoting effective healing. Whether you have a bite, puncture, cut, or abrasion, it is vital to promptly clean and dress the wound. If you have been injured, seeking immediate medical attention is essential. UrgentMed provides convenient on-the-spot wound care in a professional and comfortable environment at our offices in Plantation and Davie.

Cuts, Laceration, and Bites Q & A

Some of the most common bites or stings in the US are from:

• Ticks
• Chiggers
• Spiders
• Snakes
• Dogs
• Mosquitos
• Fleas

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Business Hours

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 08:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 05:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 05:00

Call Today

(800) 275-9630

Davie Office

2337 S University Drive
Davie FL

Plantation Office

10199 Cleary Blvd
Plantation FL

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UrgentMed Immediate Care Facilities Provide Quick Care and Relief

Many bites itch, but they’re not serious. Some insects and creatures carry venom, and others can carry viruses and spread diseases, such as malaria and the Zika virus. With certain bites, such as an insect bite or sting, you might notice a small, itchy red bump. You might develop a larger sore or ulcer that becomes swollen and painful. Signs of an infected bite include redness and swelling around the bite. In rare cases, you might have an allergic reaction, such as hives, rash, or breathing difficulties. Other bites can be more severe, such as a dog bite where blood is drawn, and tissue damage can occur. There’s also the risk of infection.
A cut is an opening or break in the skin and is also called a laceration. A deep cut can affect your muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and bone. Some lacerations can get contaminated with bacteria and debris from whatever object caused the wound. A puncture usually refers to a wound made by a pointed object, such as a knife, nail, or sharp tooth. Open wounds and cuts can also be caused by car accidents, falls, and injuries.
If your laceration, cut, or bite is bleeding severely, you should visit your local hospital emergency room as soon as possible. If you think you’re having a severe allergic reaction to a bite or sting, you should also visit your local hospital emergency room as soon as possible. If you have an epinephrine auto-injector, you should use it immediately. You can also clean the bite, place a cold compress on the area, and take an antihistamine.

Service Overview

Minor and moderate puncture wounds, lacerations, bites, and cuts can be treated at UrgentMed. Your UrgentMed provider examines your wound and might give you certain medications, such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, or pain medication.

Your provider collects a personal medical history and might send you for Imaging, such as X-rays.
Treatment might involve cleansing and local anesthesia, debridement to remove dead tissue, and wound closure with sutures, bandages, metal staples, adhesive strips, or liquid topical skin adhesives. The specifics of your treatment depend on the extent, type, and severity of your wound.

Your UrgentMed provider helps you heal, minimizes your risk of infection, and optimizes your cosmetic results.
If you have a cut, laceration, or bite, you can depend on the UrgentMed providers for prompt and effective care. Walk-in, call, or book online today.

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Medical Walk-in Process

No Appointment Needed

An appointment is not required in order to receive care. For this reason, patients do not have to plan out when they can come in. Simply walk in and you’ll be seen.

Licensed Professionals

Urgent care physicians and nurses offer high-quality care. They are licensed and recognized as reputable members of the healthcare industry.

Cost Effective

The cost of seeing a physician at a medical immediate care facility will be much more affordable than seeing a physician in an emergency room.

Medical Walk-in Process

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