Offering Treatment for Tick Bites at Our Center in Brockton, MA
If you’ve sustained a tick bite and you’re in Brockton, Massachusetts, or a nearby community, you can get the help you need from PhysicianOne Urgent Care. The skilled providers at our local immediate care center have extensive experience removing ticks, assessing bites and rashes, and administering the appropriate treatments, so you can trust that they’ll supply you with the first-rate care you deserve.
Tick Removal Instructions
If the tick is still attached to your skin, here are the steps you’ll need to take to safely remove it:
- Grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible using a pair of fine tweezers.
- Gently pull the tick away from your skin using firm, steady pressure (avoid squeezing/puncturing the tick and making any twisting movements).
- Place the tick into a lidded container or a Ziploc bag.
- Use rubbing alcohol or soap and water to cleanse the tick bitemark, your hands, and your tweezers.
A trained clinician—such as those at PhysicianOne Urgent Care—can assist you with this process. And even if you successfully remove a tick yourself, you should still speak to a provider soon afterward so that they can evaluate your condition and recommend any necessary follow-up treatments (in that case, please bring the tick with you to our office in an enclosed container).
The Team to Choose for Tick Bite Treatment
Because the risk of developing Lyme disease and resulting symptoms increases the longer a tick is attached to a person’s skin, it’s critical that you don’t delay seeking treatment for a tick bite. Luckily, PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Brockton immediate care center is open 365 days per year during extended hours, and we always accept walk-in patients (as well as those with prebooked appointments). You’ll find us conveniently located at 1340 Belmont Street. Plus, even if our office is closed, you can still speak to one of our experienced practitioners using our 24/7 telemedicine service.