Lyme Disease Treatment in Staten Island, South Fallsburg, Boro Park, and Williamsburg, NY
If left untreated, Lyme Disease can typically produce serious health conditions. Looking for treatment? Look no further as Chai Urgent Care provides Lyme Disease Treatment. Visit us at a location near you. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online.
We have all been instructed to check ourselves for ticks at some point. If you’ve ever wondered why, it’s because it’s an effective measure of defense against Lyme disease. Tick checking is especially important if you live on Staten Island, which sees an increasing number of Lyme disease cases each year. If you spot a tick anywhere on your body or are experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease, come see one of Chai Urgent Care’s experienced Lyme disease doctors as soon as possible.
What is Lyme Disease?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the most common arthropod-borne illness in the United States, with about 30,000 cases reported each year. With such a high prevalence of Lyme disease in the U.S., especially in areas like Staten Island and throughout the northeast, it’s important to know what it is and how to avoid it.
When deer ticks, also known as black-legged ticks, carry the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, their bites can cause Lyme disease. However, even if you are bitten by a disease-carrying tick, symptoms will not start to develop until around 36 to 48 hours after the initial bite. This is why checking yourself for ticks is so important, because removing a tick before it becomes engorged is an effective way to prevent Lyme disease. If a tick is not removed in time, the harmful bacterium can spread into your bloodstream and initiate the start of this illness.
With facilities located throughout New York and New Jersey, Chai Urgent Care doctors are on the frontlines of severe Lyme disease outbreaks. This is because of the prevalence of some of the deer tick’s favorite hosts in these areas: the white-footed mouse and deer. With the number of reported Lyme disease cases in New York City growing from 215 in 2000 to 1,083 in 2017, it’s important that our care team can successfully manage this illness.
What Are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease can cause many different symptoms. However, one of the most common is called erythema migrans and appears from three to 30 days after a tick bite. This skin rash looks like a red bulls-eye or target when it develops on lighter-colored skin. On darker skin, erythema migrans looks more like a dark, bruise-like circle. This rash persists for three to five weeks and is a sure sign of Lyme disease.
Other common symptoms include:
- Fatigue or weakness
- Joint and muscle pain
- Enlarged lymph glands
- Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet
If you have recently received a tick bite and are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, visit your nearest Chai Urgent Care to see one of our Lyme disease doctors as soon as possible.
Lyme Disease Treatment in NJ & NY
When Lyme disease is spotted early on, treatment is usually simple. At Chai Urgent Care, our team prescribes one of several oral antibiotics to effectively cure your Lyme disease. However, even if you came into our clinic during the later stages of the disease, symptoms are still treatable and even curable. In some cases, later-stage Lyme disease is managed with IV drip treatment. Visit us today to see what the best treatment path is for you.
About Chai Urgent Care
Choosing Chai Urgent Care for your Lyme disease treatment means choosing a team of highly experienced professionals who provide effective, community-based care. With our 365-day availability and daily operating hours until midnight, you can turn to us for help with your Lyme disease symptoms when it’s most convenient for you. Visit us today at one of our several convenient locations in NJ & NY, or contact us online to learn more.