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Tick Bites 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.

For those people who live in rural areas, ticks are a common pest. Living outdoors, these small, brown insects will bite both adults and children alike. The bite itself irritating and sometimes painful. They can also transmit a variety of different bacteria and viruses to be passed to humans and animals.

While the idea of ticks may put you off from spending time outdoors, you can prevent and protect your family from tick bites. This in turn means that you can protect them from serious illnesses such as Lyme Disease, known to be caused by ticks.

Our team of medical experts here at AFC Urgent Care West Chester have experience in tick bites. They not only understand the dangers of ticks, but can also identify a tick bite and remove them safely.

We have put together this guide to not only help you prevent tick bites, but also understand more about what you should do if you think you, or a member of your family has been bitten by this pest.

Where do ticks live?

Ticks are an outdoor pest. They are usually found in areas that are moist. They particularly like shrubs, piles of leaves and tall grass, so be careful when walking through these areas when out and about.

Preventing tick bites

The best way of preventing tick bites is to stay away from areas where they like to live. However, this isn’t always possible. If you are worried about the possibility of you or your family being bitten by ticks then we recommend that you coat your clothing and shoes with permethrin. This will kill any ticks that comes in contact with it.

Repellents that contain DEET are also useful to spray on any exposed areas of skin.

Once you get home you should check yourself over in the mirror to make sure that you don’t have any ticks on you. It is also a good idea to shower when you get home too, just to make sure.

Checking for ticks

Checking for ticks isn’t difficult, although it is important to be thorough when you do it. The first thing to do is check over your clothes, then check your body. This should include areas such as your hair and your underarms, as ticks may be found hiding away in these particular areas.

I think I have been bitten by a tick, what shall I do?

While it can be a concern to find a tick on you, you should try not to panic. It is incredibly important that you take off the tick completely and carefully. This should be done with tweezers, and using a slow, gentle twisting motion.

If you do not think that you can take off the tick it is always a good idea to seek medical advice. Leaving the head of the tick in your skin can lead to illnesses and infections.

You should make sure that you watch out for any rashes that develop at the site of the bite, as this can be a sign that something isn’t right.

It is always a good idea to be checked over by our physicians after being bitten by tick. Here at AFC Urgent Care West Chester we provide a walk-in service, which require no appointments. We are experts in tick bites and we can not only check you over, but we can also give you a range of advice on protecting yourself.

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • How do I know if a tick has bitten me?

    Regardless of whether it is a tick or not, all bug bites should be seen by a doctor if there is swelling, signs of infection, or if a rash has not gone away or worsens.

  • Do all ticks carry Lyme Disease?

    No, but if you believe a tick has bitten you, it is best to be tested for <a href="">Lyme Disease. </a>

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