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Tick Removals

Tick Removals

This summer Massachusetts has been reported as the 2nd most tick-borne diseases cases in Massachusetts! AFC Urgent Care New Bedford is here it gives you some pointers on how to stay away from the ticks this summer! If you find a tick on your body please come visit us for a proper tick removal! Ticks can carry many diseases such as:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Rocky Mountain Fever
  • Tularemia

Medical Providers are skilled professionals and will be able to remove ticks correctly & dispose of them safely. The procedure will go as the following.

  • First, our Medical Care provider will apply alcohol to the infected area
  • Our Medical Care provider will use a sterile tool to grab the tick by the roots as close as to the skin as possible
  • After our medical care provider removes all parts of the tick, they will put alcohol over the infected area once more & give a band-aid
  • It is important you let the wound heal

We do not recommend that you remove ticks off your own body. If you are removing a tick from a pet or child then follow these tips in disposing of the tick:

  • Put the tick in alcohol if still alive
  •  Put the tick in a plastic bag then throw away outside
  • Flush tick down the toilet

If you have any more questions or concerns please contact us at (508) 990-1900

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