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What to Do for a Tick Bite in Ridgefield, CT

Have you been bitten by a tick? This can be a troubling experience, especially since some ticks carry Lyme disease. The first thing you should do is remove the tick from your skin using a clean pair of tweezers. Then carefully dispose of the tick by sealing it in a plastic bag or flushing it down the toilet. Next, clean your tick bite with soap and water and let it heal. Keep track of your symptoms over the next several weeks—if you develop a rash, fever, or flu-like symptoms, you may have contracted Lyme disease and therefore should seek medical attention. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Ridgefield, Connecticut, we offer tick bite and Lyme disease treatment for patients of all ages. Stop by our facility any day of the week and we’ll treat you promptly.

Diagnosing Lyme Disease

One of the most telltale signs of Lyme disease is a bull’s-eye rash, so we may be able to diagnose your condition based on a physical examination alone. However, Lyme disease is most often diagnosed with a two-step lab test. The first test can detect antibodies to the bacteria that causes Lyme disease in your bloodstream; the second test can detect 10 different proteins found in Lyme bacteria.

If caught early enough, Lyme disease can typically be effectively treated with antibiotics. It’s important to take the full regimen, even if you start feeling better, to ensure the infection is fully cleared out of your system.

Stop by Today

If you are looking for tick bite treatment in Ridgefield, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We also offer tick bite removal for your convenience. You can walk right in to receive care or check in online to expedite your visit.

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