July 9, 2009
Wichita Clinic Augusta
Wichita Clinic physicians in Augusta are seeing patients with skin infections, skin irritations and allergies.
Wichita Clinic Murdock
Wichita Clinic Immediate Care physicians at Murdock are seeing patients with rashes, minor injuries and allergies.
Wichita Clinic Bethel
Wichita Clinic physicians at Bethel in Newton are seeing patients with bug bites, poison ivy, sunburns and lacerations. Physicians recommend using insect repellant and when possible wear long sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors. It is also important to drain standing water as mosquitoes lay their eggs there. Peak mosquito hours are from dusk to dawn so you should consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times. Most insect bites resolve without treatment or with a little hydrocortisone cream. See your doctor if you have significant pain, large affected areas or systemic symptoms such as nausea, fever, and chills. Physicians recommend using over the counter products for mild poison ivy. If the rash gets worse, see your doctor. They also advise to wear sunscreen when going out into the sun and stay well hydrated with water.