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Lyme disease and tick bites become a significant health risk for Massachusetts residents during the summer. But the good news for patients is that AFC Urgent Care Burlington provides comprehensive Lyme and tick bite treatment for patients 1 year or older.
Whenever you are outside during the summer you’ll want to actively prevent tick bite risks and screen for Lyme to double-check. Below is a breakdown of prevention and symptoms related to Lyme disease.
Patients should understand that Lyme Disease is highly preventable through a few prevention techniques and skills. These skills help to reduce contact with ticks and avoid areas with a potentially high volume of ticks.
To prevent Lyme disease and tick bites, individuals should:
Any patient that has Lyme disease will likely know based on the key symptoms of Lyme. These symptoms include Bull’s Eye Pattern Rash where the tick bit, fatigue, fever, swelling, stiffness, headache, nausea, and dizziness.
Make sure to visit AFC Urgent Care Burlington ASAP if you believe that a recent tick bite could have potentially led to a possible Lyme infection. Our urgent care providers are ready to treat your symptoms and diagnose treatment withOn-site Lab Testingand other diagnostic exams.
If you have questions about Lyme treatment and tick bites, please call us directly, or schedule an appointment.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
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.