Tick Bite Treatment Offered Seven Days per Week in Norwalk, CT
Tick season runs from April through October in Norwalk, Connecticut, although ticks can be spotted any time of the year. Ticks can transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, which is why checking your body for ticks is crucial after spending time outside—even if all you did was take your dog for a walk around your neighborhood. If you do find a tick on you, you’ll want to quickly remove it, as ticks that remain attached to the skin for longer than 24 hours have a greater chance of transmitting Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can cause symptoms such as fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches, headache, swollen lymph nodes, and a bull’s-eye rash. When caught early, treatment is typically highly effective. Left untreated, however, Lyme disease can cause joint pain, numbness and tingling, and neurological problems. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we provide a wide range of tick bite and Lyme disease treatment for our patients:
Tick Bite Removal
We can expertly remove a tick from your skin and dispose of it for you. If the tick has been attached to your skin for longer than 36 hours, we may prescribe a prophylactic antibiotic to reduce your risk of developing Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease Evaluation
Feeling under the weather? Noticed a rash around a tick bite? These symptoms could indicate that you’ve developed Lyme disease. We can evaluate your condition and conduct blood testing to determine if you have contracted the infection. If a Lyme disease diagnosis is confirmed, we may prescribe a round of antibiotics.
If you require treatment for a tick bite or are experiencing the symptoms of Lyme disease, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwalk today for prompt and personalized medical attention. Our practitioners will take care of you.