Are you worried about suffering from Lyme disease? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway is here to help you take the proper precautions.

Is Lyme Disease Curable?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported each year. While the odds of getting Lyme disease from a deer tick bite are still relatively low, Lyme disease does happen.

Fortunately, with early detection and treatment, Lyme disease is often curable.

Signs of Lyme Disease

  • Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Achy, swollen joints
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Cognitive decline
  • Vision changes

When Should You Seek Medical Attention for a Bug Bite or Sting?

If you are worried about a bite or sting, do not wait to seek medical attention. Rather, stop by our urgent care center today for a medical evaluation. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

In addition, if you have symptoms—such as swelling, redness or pain—that do not improve within a few days, it is best to seek medical attention just to ensure there is not another issue going on with your health.

Ways to Prevent Insect Bites and Stings

  • Don’t swat at bees, wasps or hornets.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants to cover skin, particularly in high grass where chiggers are common.
  • Do not go barefoot outside.
  • Avoid wearing strong perfume or cologne.
  • Use insect repellent.

Did you experience a tick bite or insect sting? Visit AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway for a medical evaluation.