Tick bites are very common throughout the warm, summer months. This means that the presence of Lyme disease is more common. The providers at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills can help remove ticks and detect early symptoms of Lyme. We can recommend treatment seven days a week on a walk-in basis.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease near Summit, NJ
Symptoms of Lyme can show up between 3 to 30 days after the tick bite. Our providers can look at these symptoms to help test for the presence of Lyme.
Some common early symptoms include:
Bullseye rash that expands gradually and may feel warm to the touch
Fever & chills
Muscle & joint pain
Swollen lymph nodes
Preventing Lyme Disease in Millburn, NJ
Understanding how Lyme disease is contracted is key to preventing it in the future. Ticks live in heavily wooded areas, so be sure to avoid areas with thick woods.
Always check for ticks before returning inside, even if you were not near the woods. Additionally, wear long pants, closed shoes, hats, and other protective gear to avoid a tick bite.
Be sure to pay attention to your local news for updates on tick alerts.
Contact AFC Urgent Care Short Hills
Our providers are available for care seven days a week, with extended hours into the evenings. The health and safety of our community is our number one priority. Visit us today to treatment and care of tick bites or Lyme disease.
We accept most major insurances, and offer affordable costs. For more information, please call 973-671-5350.
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.