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Ticks and other biting pests love the warm weather. Some ticks carry diseases that can be passed to humans and cause them to become ill. Lyme disease can be very debilitating and can severely impact a patient if left untreated. AFC Urgent Care Paramus provides tick removal and testing for Lyme disease. Our providers can also prescribe medications and give recommendations to help the patient recover.
Our center is open seven days a week with no appointments necessary for all urgent care services. If you find yourself falling ill or injured, visit our walk-in center to be treated by a board-certified provider.
Not all ticks carry illnesses, however, some can carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease in humans. If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause serious symptoms that can impact a patient’s heart, joints, and nervous system. It’s important to check your body for ticks soon after returning inside.
Some common, early symptoms of Lyme disease include:
It’s critical to be tested for Lyme soon after finding a tick on your body. Lyme disease symptoms worsen over time and can cause a person a lot of distress.
The providers at AFC Paramus will be able to remove a tick from a patient if it has not already been done. Then, a blood test is conducted to determine if the body has antibodies that are being used to fight off Lyme disease. Further testing may be necessary.
The sample is analyzed in our on-site lab. This saves our patients from needing to visit a third-party lab to get their blood sample analyzed. If our provider finds a trace of the antibodies, a prescription antibiotic will be prescribed to fight off the condition.
Our center is open to all patients seven days a week. We accept many insurance policies and offer low costs for our quality urgent care services. Call our center today for more information.
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.