Lyme Disease at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Narberth, PA
Everyone loves the summertime. The weather is warmer. You can go outside with friends and family. You don’t have to wear so many layers of clothes. While it’s fun and healthy to get some fresh air and sunlight, you should be very mindful of bug bites. Tick bites in particular are a considerable problem during the summer. While simple bug bites may seem like nuisance, they can be the start of more serious medical issues such as Lyme Disease.
Ticks are most commonly found in moist areas. They love to live in piles of leaves as well as tall grass. The CDC has identified this area as being a particularly high in terms of risk of Lyme Disease compared to the rest of the nation. This illness can affect both adults and children.
If you believe a tick has bitten you, it is a good idea to see us at AFC Urgent Care Narberth and get checked out. Our walk-in clinic never requires an appointment to see our team of highly experienced providers. Our experts can check your tick bite, remove the bug if it is embedded, and see if have Lyme Disease. Regardless if you do or don’t we will provide you the relevant treatment plan to put you on the road to recovery.
Our doctors are all board certified and highly professional. You can expect high quality of care at our medical clinic but without the long waits and high costs of a traditional emergency room.
We’ve put together this primer about Lyme Disease so you can be better educated about it and what symptoms are associated with it.
The early signs of Lyme Disease
When bitten by a tick, there are a particular set of symptoms that indicate you have contracted Lyme Disease. Generally, these develop within the first few days of the bite. However, it isn’t uncommon for these symptoms to take several weeks to show.
The first symptoms that indicate an infection are:
- An expanding red rash
- A fever
- Joint and muscle pain
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
Once several weeks pass, more severe symptoms can develop: They include:
- Severe headaches
- Stiffness and swelling in the joints
- Heart palpitations
- Bell’s Palsy
- Shooting pains
The late signs of Lyme Disease
If left undiagnosed and untreated, further medical complications can develop. These symptoms are severe and can be devastating to your health. While it may take as little as a few months for these to appear, it isn’t uncommon for it to take years before they begin to affect you. Late signs of Lyme Disease include:
- Severe swelling and pain in the joints, in particular the knees
- Issues with memory
- Tingling hands
These late stage symptoms of Lyme Disease can be prevented with early detection which is why it is vital for you to get checked out by one of our medical professionals. Our extended hours during the week and weekend give you plenty of chances to come to our medical clinic. No appointment is ever needed to see our highly-experienced doctors here at AFC Urgent Care Narberth.
You’ll receive a quick and accurate diagnosis when you visit us. If you find that the tick is embedded into your skin, come to us and we’ll safely remove it without causing other complications. We look forward to serving you in the future!