Prompt Treatment for Tick Bites & Lyme Disease in Manchester, CT
Finding a tick bite on your skin after you take a walk outside isn’t a cause for alarm. The vast majority of tick bites are as harmless as a mosquito bite. Simply remove the tick using a pair of tweezers and dispose of it. It’s only if you start to show symptoms of Lyme disease in the weeks following your tick bite that you should seek medical attention. These symptoms include:
- Muscle or joint pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- An erythema migrans (EM) rash that looks like a bull’s eye
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Manchester, Connecticut, we offer prompt treatment for Lyme disease. Our urgent care center is open seven days per week and welcomes patients of all ages. One of our experienced providers will gladly evaluate you to confirm or rule out a Lyme disease diagnosis.
Treating Lyme Disease
When caught early, Lyme disease can typically be effectively treated with antibiotics. The treatment is usually administered for 10 to 14 days, and most patients do not have lingering symptoms afterward. Lyme disease that is left untreated, however, can lead to long-term neurological and joint pain symptoms.
When you visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care for Lyme disease treatment, we can sometimes confirm a diagnosis with a physical exam alone if you have the telltale bull’s-eye rash. If your symptoms are more flu-like, however, we may recommend lab testing. We have an on-site clinical lab to take care of those tests for you quickly and conveniently.
If you are worried about a tick bite or are experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Manchester. Simply walk right into our facility—no appointment is needed—or you can check in online to expedite your visit!