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We love warmer weather. After all it means you can get outside and spend time with your friends and family. While it is great to get some fresh air, you may worry about problems such as tick bites. A simple tick bite may not seem like a huge problem; however it can lead to larger medical issues such as Lyme Disease.
Ticks are found in moist areas, and they particularly love long grass and piles of leaves. A bite from a tick can cause Lyme Disease in both adults and children.
If you have been bitten by a tick and want to make sure that all is well, it is a good idea to come and see us here at AFC Urgent Care West Chester. We have a team of medical experts who can check over your tick bite and provide you with a diagnosis for Lyme Disease as well as a relevant treatment plan too.
All of the physicians that work with us are fully board certified, which means that you can be sure of an expert level of medical care. All in a friendly, professional and trustworthy environment.
Want to know more about Lyme Disease? Here is our guide to some of the main points of this infection.
If you have been bitten by a tick then you will need to look for a particular set of symptoms that show you may have contracted Lyme Disease. These can develop within a few days of the bite, however some symptoms, even in the early stages can take a matter of weeks to show.
The first symptoms that you may see are:
After this a few weeks a number of more severe symptoms can develop. These include:
If Lyme Disease is left untreated and undiagnosed then some further symptoms can develop. While it can be just a few months before the later signs make an appearance, it can also take years before you see them. These late signs include:
This is why it is vital you see a medical professional about your possibility of having Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is a long-term illness that can be severe.
Make sure you receive a swift and accurate diagnosis after a tick bite and see us here at AFC Urgent Care West Chester. We have experience in diagnosing and treating a range of illnesses and are on hand when you need us.
You do not need an appointment. Simply walk into our center and receive professional, efficient care that ensures that you are feeling better and that you receive a full diagnosis. All without spending time waiting in an hospital emergency room.
Yes, Pennsylvania is an area where Lyme Disease is more common.
There is no vaccine for Lyme Disease at this time.
Lyme Disease is best treated in early stages with antibiotics. Later stages of Lyme Disease are more challenging and may require antibiotics and other treatments.