Tick Removal & Bite Treatment Services for Patients in Derby, CT
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is pleased to offer tick bite treatment services to patients in and around Derby, Connecticut. We’re a trusted provider that’s been supplying a wide range of immediate care services since 2008. Our tick-related services include:
- Tick removal
- Assessment of tick bites and rashes
- Preventive treatment
The Connection Between Tick Bites & Lyme Disease
Many people know that tick bites can cause Lyme disease, but aren’t sure of exactly how that occurs. Ticks can carry a number of illnesses, including Lyme disease, and if an infected black-legged tick bites you, it can transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease into your bloodstream. Lyme disease symptoms can include rash, fever, fatigue, headache, and joint pain, and if left untreated, this disease can also spread to your joints, heart, and nervous system.
There are a number of steps you can take to avoid tick bites and reduce your chances of developing Lyme disease. This includes applying insect repellant, wearing long sleeves and pants, and performing tick checks on a daily basis if you spend time outdoors. If you do sustain a tick bite, be sure to seek treatment as soon as possible, since removing a tick within 24 hours greatly reduces the risk of Lyme disease.
Walk-In Care for Derby Residents & Visitors
For tick bite treatment when you need it most, choose PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’re open 365 days per year with extended hours, and we never require appointments for our immediate care services. You’ll find our Derby urgent care center at 78 Pershing Drive.