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Tick Bite & Lyme Treatment
Tick Bite & Lyme Treatment at AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale
Treating Tick Bites & Lyme Disease near Hillsdale, NJ
Ticks begin hatching and coming out of the ground when the temperature is consistently above 45 degrees Fahrenheit and will stick around until late Fall. Some of these biting pests may carry illnesses that can cause severe symptoms for some patients. They can bite any mammal, including your family pet, and bring them inside your home.
AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale is equipped to remove any ticks from a patient and can diagnose and treat potential Lyme disease. Visit our walk-in center this Spring, Summer, and Fall if you have been bit by a tick.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease near River Vale, NJ
Lyme disease is relatively common if you’re not careful. Ticks live in wooded areas and can be the size of a poppyseed. They can be found anywhere on your body after spending time outside. This commonly includes the waist, head or scalp, calves and ankles, thighs, armpits, or arms.
Lyme can develop into a more serious condition if left untreated. It’s important to look out for the early signs of Lyme and get seen by a medical provider. Early signs of Lyme disease include:
A skin rash in the shape of a bullseye
If you are experiencing these symptoms and have recently been bit by a tick, or spent time in the woods, visit AFC Hillsdale to be seen by a provider.
Testing for Lyme Disease near Westwood, NJ
AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale has an on-site lab that makes testing for illnesses fast and convenient. We do not need to send out any samples to a third-party lab and wait multiple days for results.
A blood test is conducted to find any antibodies that are being used to fight off the Lyme bacteria. Two tests are done to confirm Lyme is present in the body, and antibiotics are prescribed to fight off the condition.
Receive Tick Bite & Lyme Disease Treatment at AFC Hillsdale
The providers at AFC Hilldale are board-certified, meaning you will receive high-quality healthcare. We offer low wait times and affordable costs. Don’t wait until your symptoms are at emergency status. Visit our walk-in center today, with no appointment necessary.
If you’re dealing with a pressing, non-life-threatening medical issue and don’t want to see a doctor, urgent care could be for you. AFC walk-in clinics are able to see patients dealing with allergic reactions, broken bones, colds and flus, and much 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.
The main advantage of choosing AFC is our short wait times – often under 15 minutes. The total length of your visit will depend on what you’re being seen for, but many patients can be in and out of our clinics in around 30 minutes.