Jefferson Health

Insect Stings

Most insect bites are harmless. However, if you do not know that you are allergic to the insect, the consequences can be serious. If you or someone you are with is stung by an insect and begins to have difficulty breathing or develop a swelling of the face and tongue, it is important to get to the emergency room as quickly as possible.

The expert staff of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson can provide immediate diagnosis and treatment. We offer world-class emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City and Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia.

Both Hospitals' Emergency Departments are staffed by attending and resident physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, technicians and staff specially trained in emergency medicine.