Lyme disease and tick bites become a significant health risk for Massachusetts residents during the summer. But the good news for patients is that AFC Urgent Care Bedford provides comprehensive Lyme and tick bite treatment for patients 1 year or older.
Whenever you are outside during the summer you’ll want to screen for ticks and other Lyme Disease risks. Here is a breakdown of how to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease in general:
What individuals and families can do to prevent Lyme Disease
Patients should understand that Lyme Disease is easily preventable if they apply a few basic prevention techniques to their daily lives. These techniques help to reduce contact with ticks and avoid general areas that have high tick populations.
To prevent Lyme disease and tick bites, individuals should:
- Look for any public health updates online and see if there are new tick alerts in your town/community.
- Avoid heavily wooded areas and forests: When possible, try to avoid areas with a lot of woods, since ticks tend to live in dense woods.
- Make sure to do a tick check after going outside. Anytime you stay outside for prolonged periods you’ll want to check your hair, head, arms, legs, neck and other visible body parts for ticks.
- Wear protective clothing when camping: If you are camping then you’ll want to bring protect clothing including a hat, lightweight pants, boots, and socks to reduce the chance of ticks.
Where can I find tick bite and Lyme Disease treatment in Bedford, MA?
Any patient that has Lyme disease will likely know based on the key symptoms of Lyme. These symptoms include fatigue, fever, swelling, stiffness, Bull’s Eye Pattern Rash where the tick bit, headache, nausea, and dizziness.
Make sure to visit AFC Urgent Care Bedford whenever you can if a recent tick bite could have potentially led to a possible Lyme infection. Our urgent care providers are ready to treat your symptoms and diagnose treatment with on-site lab testing and similar diagnostic medical procedures.
If you have questions about Lyme treatment and tick bites, please call us directly, schedule an appointment, or use the map below for directions to our walk-in clinic: