79 Washington Ave North Haven, CT 06473

Ticks & Lyme

Ticks & Lyme

Tick & Lyme Testing and Treatment in North Haven, CT

 

Beyond Urgent Care provides quality and affordable testing and treatment to anyone who may have suffered from a tick bite. You may walk in or book an appointment anytime, Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm or Saturday-Sunday, 8am-5pm. Our On-Board Certified Physicians and Trained Professionals look forward to helping you treat and prevent future tick bites that can cause Lyme’s disease.

Feel free to call with any questions or concerns you may have and book an appointment to ensure speedy service. Don’t forget to bring your photo ID and current insurance card to your visit. You may also download the provided form to for a faster visit with us at Beyond Urgent Care.

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Why get tested

Do you like to go outside when the air gets warm or go for a brisk walk in the middle of fall? Do you work outside in areas with brush, tall grass or woods? If you do, we highly recommend getting tested for Lyme’s disease.

Ticks carry bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that can cause diseases in animals and humans. While there are hundreds of known ticks, the most dangerous to people on the east coast include Ixodes Scapularis which is the primary carrier of Lyme Disease.  Lyme disease is spread by a tick feeding off of an infected animal and then biting another animal or human. In order to prevent or treat Lyme’s, an appointment with a trained professional is necessary. At Beyond Urgent Care in North Haven, we’ll help you get tested and stay clear.

Getting Checked for Lyme

Lyme’s Disease left untreated can cause serious and life-long complications. If you answered yes to the above question or if you’ve pulled a tick off you or even found one crawling, we recommended you get checked for Lyme’s Disease. Some symptoms you should also watch out for if you’ve been in areas where ticks are common found are as follows:

Some symptoms of a tick bite will include

*Fever/chills
*Headaches, Fatigue, Muscle Ache
*Nausea
*Rash (usually seen at the site of the tick bite)

Diagnosis & Treatment of Lyme Disease

 A blood test is conducted to test antibodies for bacteria that may be infected. The usual test is the Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test. There are also tests available based upon each individual’s patient. Patients will be treated with antibodies to counteract the infection. Other medication may be provided to ease discomfort or pain based upon the patient. Most people will recover fast if the diagnosis is caught in the early stages, usually within the first month.

Protect Yourself from Ticks

*Avoid Wooded Areas and High Grass
*Walk in Center of Trails
*Wear long sleeves and pants when working with brush or in any other common area of ticks
*Use repellents that contain 20-30% DEET
*Use products that contain 0.5% permethrin on clothing.
*Examine clothes, backpacks and pets after coming back from any outdoor activity

Tick Removal

If a tick is found, follow the tick removal procedure avoid greater risk to Lyme disease.

1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp tick.
2. Pull upward and steady, making sure not to squeeze or twist. You do not want the mouth of the tick to get stuck in the skin.
3. After removal, wash tick bite area with soap and water, rubbing alcohol or iodine scrub.
4. Dispose of tick by wrapping in tape, placing in sealed bag/container or submerging tick in alcohol.

Beyond Urgent Care – North Haven, is part of the larger Beyond Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified physicians. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services.