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Tick Bite And Lyme

Tick Bite and Lyme Disease Treatment

During the spring and summer, rates of Lyme disease and tick bites increase dramatically in Massachusetts as more individuals go outside and in wooded areas. For any Lyme disease and tick bite treatments, visit AFC Urgent Care Watertown for any tick bite treatment and immediate care.
Both adults and children are likely to require prevention techniques and treatment options throughout the summer for tick bites and Lyme. To avoid Lyme disease and tick contact, make sure you implement these skills:

  • Avoid wooded areas when possible.
  • Wear protective clothing when camping or going into the woods so that ticks don’t attach to your legs. Lightweight but durable pants and boots can help reduce your chances of ticks.
  • Follow frequent public health alerts and updates online or elsewhere to see if your town has any tick alerts or warnings in the immediate area.
  • After any outdoor activities, conduct a body check on your head, hair, neck legs, ears, and any other visible parts of the body. Ticks can still find ways to stay on your person even under clothes, so always double check.
  • Check your pets, especially dogs, for any ticks. Dogs are a frequent host for ticks and will need a through check for any ticks.

How can Urgent Care help with your Lyme Disease treatment?

AFC Urgent Care Watertown provides diagnostic exams to help determine if you have Lyme disease and what the best course of action will be for you. We provide services including x-rays, lab testing, and other diagnostic exams to determine if you have Lyme.
A few ways to tell if you likely have Lyme disease includes:

  • Bull’s Eye Pattern Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

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  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    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.

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