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Lyme Disease Treatment in West Chester, PA

AFC Urgent Care Center provides experienced medical professionals who can diagnose and treat children and adults for tick bites and Lyme Disease.

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 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 sickness.

The early signs of Lyme Disease

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:

  • An expanding red rash
  • A fever
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Headaches

After this a few weeks a number of more severe symptoms can develop. These include:

  • Severe headaches
  • Stiffness and swelling in the joints
  • Heart palpitations
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Shooting pains

The late signs of Lyme Disease

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:

  • Severe swelling and pain in the joints, in particular the knees
  • Issues with memory
  • Tingling hands

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 don’t 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.

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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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