Tick Removal & Bite Treatment Services for Brookfield, CT, Residents & Visitors
Have you or a loved one been bitten by a tick? If you need treatment for a tick bite in Brookfield, Connecticut, or the surrounding area, you can turn to the experts at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. In addition to offering tick removal and bite and rash assessment services, we also administer preventive treatment.
Tick Bites & Lyme Disease
Tick bites are dangerous because ticks can transmit a wide array of diseases. For instance, some ticks carry Borrelia burgdorferi, the type of bacteria that causes Lyme disease. When an infected black-legged tick attaches itself to a human or an animal and starts drawing blood for its own nourishment, it can transmit the bacterium at issue into the person or animal’s bloodstream. Lyme disease symptoms include:
- Joint pain
Unfortunately, if left untreated, a Lyme disease infection can spread throughout the body and affect the heart, the joints, and the nervous system. Because removing a tick within 24 hours can significantly reduce the likelihood of developing Lyme disease, it’s important to perform daily tick checks if you spend time outdoors and seek treatment as soon as possible, if necessary.
Walk-In Treatment for Tick Bites
As noted above, early treatment is critical when it comes to tick bites. If you suspect that you’ve been bitten by a tick, you probably don’t have time to wait for an appointment with your primary care provider. And unless you’re experiencing life-threatening symptoms, an emergency room visit may not be the best option either, since it could involve a long wait time and high cost.
Luckily, at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we offer tick removal and bite treatment services on a walk-in basis. Visit our Brookfield urgent care center at 31 Old Route 7 in the Brookfield Medical Center—we’re open every day of the year with extended hours for our patients’ convenience.