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What to Do If You Have a Tick Bite in Mamaroneck, NY

It’s an all-too-common scenario for outdoor enthusiasts as well as casual hikers in Mamaroneck, New York: After spending time outside, you find a tick attached to your skin. What do you do? The very first action to take is to remove and properly dispose of the tick. Here’s how:

  • Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the surface of your skin as possible.
  • Pull upward with steady pressure to remove the tick. If the mouth of the tick remains embedded in your skin, use the tweezers to remove it.
  • Dispose of the tick by flushing it down the toilet, wrapping it tightly in tape, or placing it in a sealed bag.
  • Clean your hands and the bite area thoroughly with soap and water.

After that, let the bite heal and pay close attention to how you feel in the coming weeks. If you develop a bull’s-eye rash around the tick bite area or start feeling flu-like symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, muscle aches, or headache, then you may have been bitten by an infected tick that transmitted Lyme disease to you. If that’s the case, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for prompt treatment.

Lyme Disease Treatment at PhysicianOne Urgent Care

Lyme disease is an infectious condition that can lead to joint pain and neurological symptoms if left untreated. When you visit our urgent care center for Lyme disease treatment, we will likely conduct blood testing to confirm your diagnosis and then prescribe oral antibiotics. It’s important to take the entire antibiotic regimen, even if you start feeling better before you finish it, to help ensure the infection is fully cleared out of your system.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Mamaroneck is open seven days per week for tick bite and Lyme disease treatment. Stop by today for prompt care. You can also check in online to expedite your visit.

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