Tick Bites Treatment at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Randolph, NJ
At Urgi-Med Randolph NJ, our team of medical experts knows how bothersome outdoor pests can be. As the weather improves, these outdoor pests come out in full force, so it is important to be aware of preventing and stopping bites from happening. One of the biggest pests that can spread illness are ticks. Ticks are tiny, brown insects that spread bacteria, viruses and Lyme Disease through their bites. Urgi-Med Randolph NJ has a team of professionals who are experienced in diagnosing and treating tick bites. We offer flexible walk-in urgent care services, no appointment necessary.
Here are just a few useful facts about ticks, preventing them, and the symptoms of tick bites:
Where are ticks found?
Ticks are most often found in moist, wet outdoor environment. Shrubs, leaf piles, and tall grass can all harbor ticks- so be careful when walking through any of these and be sure to stay on a trail to avoid brushing up against ticks.
How can you prevent ticks from biting you?
There are a number of ways to prevent ticks from biting you, such as:
- Coating your clothes/shoes with permethrin, which kills ticks.
- Use a repellent with DEET on your skin.
- Shower within 2 hours of coming back inside the house.
- Be aware of the vegetation you are walking through.
- Check your body for ticks as soon as you are back inside.
How do I check for ticks?
Checking for ticks is easy, but requires a very thorough check. First, check your clothes for any ticks and dry them on high heat to kill any ticks that might be clinging on. Then use a mirror to check your entire body for any ticks, including your underarms and in your hair.
What do I do if I’ve been bitten by a tick?
If you happen to find a tick on you, use tweezers to take it off completely. Watch for any rashes or symptoms, as this could also be a sign of a bad tick bite. If you think you’ve been bitten, be sure to see a physician promptly.
Urgi-Med Randolph NJ offers walk-in appointments and a state-of-the-art clinic with prompt urgent care services. If you or a loved one are experiencing tick bite symptoms or rashes, please do not hesitate to walk into our clinic for quick care. We look forward to helping you with all of your medical needs!