Tick Bites Treatment at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Newark, CA
As good weather approaches and you and your loved ones spend more time outdoors, it is important to protect yourself against illnesses. One of the biggest outdoor pests for adults and children alike are ticks. Ticks are tiny insects that can spread both viruses and bacteria in humans and animals. Being aware of ticks and avoiding them while you’re outdoors is a good way to stay healthy and safe, while still enjoying the good weather. AFC/Doctors Express Fremont CA offers convenient walk-in care for tick bites and advice on preventing and stopping ticks. Our medical experts are trained and experienced in tick prevention, and can treat you accordingly at our conveniently located urgent care clinic.
Here are just a few useful facts about ticks, preventing them, and the symptoms of tick bites:
Where are ticks found?
Tick infested areas are often found in, wet wooded areas. When walking through the outdoors, be sure to stay on the trail.
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.
AFC/Doctors Express Fremont CA offers walk-in appointments and prompt urgent care services at our conveniently located clinic. If you or a loved one are experiencing any symptoms of a tick bite or if you need advice on preventing ticks, our clinic is a great option. We have a friendly and qualified medical team on-site and are experienced in treating and diagnosing tick bites. We look forward to helping you with all of your medical needs!