Question: Where to go if you think you have Lyme disease?

If you think youve been bitten and have signs and symptoms of Lyme disease — particularly if you live in an area where Lyme disease is common — contact your doctor. Treatment for Lyme disease is more effective if begun early.

Can Urgent Care treat Lyme disease?

Lyme disease causes several telltale symptoms, including headache, fatigue, fever and joint pain. When treatment is sought at PhysicianOne Urgent Care and antibiotic medications are administered in a timely fashion, people tend to get better without complications.

Should I go to the ER if I think I have Lyme disease?

Lyme disease should be treated promptly. See a doctor or go to a hospitals emergency department immediately. When the initial disease is not treated, your symptoms may go away, but additional late stage symptoms and complications of Lyme disease can occur months later.

When should you see a doctor for Lyme disease?

If you develop flu-like symptoms days or weeks after being bitten by a tick or notice that the skin surrounding a tick bite is becoming more swollen with enlarging areas of redness, it is time to visit a doctor for evaluation and possible treatment for Lyme disease.

Can your body fight Lyme disease on its own?

It gets bigger for a few days to weeks, then goes away on its own. A person also may have flu-like symptoms such as fever, tiredness, headache, and muscle aches. Symptoms of the initial illness may go away on their own. But in some people, the infection spreads to other parts of the body.

Should I go to ER for Lyme disease?

Lyme disease should be treated promptly. See a doctor or go to a hospitals emergency department immediately. When the initial disease is not treated, your symptoms may go away, but additional late stage symptoms and complications of Lyme disease can occur months later.

Can Lyme disease go away on its own?

It gets bigger for a few days to weeks, then goes away on its own. A person also may have flu-like symptoms such as fever, tiredness, headache, and muscle aches. Symptoms of the initial illness may go away on their own. But in some people, the infection spreads to other parts of the body.

Will Lyme disease go away on its own?

It gets bigger for a few days to weeks, then goes away on its own. A person also may have flu-like symptoms such as fever, tiredness, headache, and muscle aches. Symptoms of the initial illness may go away on their own. But in some people, the infection spreads to other parts of the body.

How long should you wait to get tested for Lyme disease?

In this case, if the person is retested a few weeks later, they should have a positive test if they have Lyme disease. It is not until 4 to 6 weeks have passed that the test is likely to be positive.

How soon do you need antibiotics after a tick bite?

The antibiotic can be given within 72 hours of tick removal. The bite occurs in a highly endemic area, meaning a place where Lyme disease is common.

Should I go to the ER for Lyme disease?

Lyme disease should be treated promptly. See a doctor or go to a hospitals emergency department immediately. When the initial disease is not treated, your symptoms may go away, but additional late stage symptoms and complications of Lyme disease can occur months later.

Should I go to the doctor for a tick bite?

If you develop flu-like symptoms days or weeks after being bitten by a tick or notice that the skin surrounding a tick bite is becoming more swollen with enlarging areas of redness, it is time to visit a doctor for evaluation and possible treatment for Lyme disease.

Is tick bite an emergency?

It is important to seek medical attention if you notice any of these symptoms following a tick bite: A red bulls-eye in the area surrounding the bite. Erythema migrans rashes, even away from the tick bite site, in the period of over several weeks following a known tick bite or a possible tick exposure.

When should I worry about a tick bite?

Make sure you see a doctor if you notice the following: The bite area shows some signs of infection including swelling, pain, warmth, or oozing pus. Development of symptoms like headache, fever, stiff neck or back, tiredness, or muscle or joint aches. Part of the tick remains in the skin after removal.

Should I go to the hospital if I got bit by a tick?

See a Health Care Provider You develop flu-like symptoms including fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and muscle aches, or a rash within one month after the bite. Take the tick to the health care providers office or the hospital if possible. The bite area develops a lesion within 30 days.

Do I need to go to doctor after tick bite?

When to See a Doctor for a Tick Bite: If you develop flu-like symptoms days or weeks after being bitten by a tick or notice that the skin surrounding a tick bite is becoming more swollen with enlarging areas of redness, it is time to visit a doctor for evaluation and possible treatment for Lyme disease.

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