AFC Urgent Care Fairfield is always here to provide comprehensive tick bite treatment via our local walk-in clinic as well as Lyme disease treatment and diagnosis for patients of all ages. During the spring and summer, both Lyme disease and tick activity reach their highest levels. However, it is always preferred idea to get a second opinion about Lyme since it can be contracted during other times of the year.
How to manage and reduce Lyme Disease risks
A variety of common risk factors for Lyme disease include going into areas or environments with a heavy tick population. To prevent Lyme disease, use these prevention techniques and skills to reduce your chances of getting the disease:
- Avoid wooded areas when possible. Also wear protective clothing when camping or going into the woods so that ticks don’t attach to your legs. Lightweight but durable pants and boots can help reduce your chances of ticks.
- Follow frequent public health alerts and updates online or elsewhere to see if your town or local community has an increased risk of ticks/Lyme
- After any outdoor activities, conduct a body check on your head, hair, neck legs, ears, and any other visible parts of the body.
- Check your pets, especially dogs, for any ticks. Dogs are a frequent host for ticks since they hide underneath fur and stay latched for extended periods.
If you believe you have Lyme or came into contact with a tick, please call AFC Fairfield or schedule an appointment in advance. If you want more information about tick treatment and Lyme disease testing please call either of our facilities for more information: 203.583.8400