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After a long cold winter, everyone looks forward to warmer weather in the spring and summer. It is the time of the year where you and your family get to enjoy some fresh air and outdoor activity. This time of year also exposes you to outdoor dangers, like tick bites. While a simple tick bite may not cause a huge issue, a bite exposes you to a sizeable medical problem: Lyme Disease.
Tick’s love to hide out in moist areas. Long grass and piles of leaves are among their favorite places to live. A bite from a tick can cause Lyme Disease in both children and adults.
If you find a tick on your body and think it may have bitten you, it’s always a good idea to visit AFC Urgent Care Havertown to get checked out. Our medical experts will check your tick bite, remove it if the bug has embedded itself into your skin, as well as check you out for Lyme Disease. We’ll develop the proper treatment plan to get you back on the healthy path again.
You can expect top quality care in our state of the art urgent care center. Our experts will treat you with the utmost compassion, in a friendly and professional environment. No appointment is ever needed to get checked out for Lyme Disease in Havertown.
So what does Lyme Disease look like?
Here is our guide to some of the main points of this sickness.
If you have suffered a bite from a tick, you need to look for specific symptoms that may indicate you have contracted Lyme Disease. Generally, these usually show up a few days after the bite. However, it can result in some cases weeks for all symptoms to appear.
The first symptoms you may expect include:
If left untreated, more severe symptoms can develop after a few weeks or months. These include:
Late stage signs of Lyme Disease will appear a few months after the infection. In some cases, it may take years for these symptoms to appear. These symptoms include:
Severe swelling and pain in the joints, especially in the knees.
Lyme Disease is much easier and more cost effective to treat in the earlier stages. If you suspect you have suffered a tick bite, it is vital you get checked out by a medical professional to check for Lyme Disease. This infection isn’t like a cold where it will work itself out after a few weeks. This disease can be a severe, long-term illness.
Receive a quick, accurate diagnosis today at AFC Urgent Care Havertown. We have the years of experience to ensure you have a healthy and safe summer. No appointment is ever needed! Skip the emergency room, and walk into our urgent care center and be seen today for a complete diagnosis. If you do experience a short wait, it will be in our clean and comfortable patient lounge.
AFC Urgent Care Havertown is located at 115 W Eagle Rd, Havertown, PA 19083. We are open seven days a week with extended hours in the evening during weekdays.
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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.