Tick Removal

Tick bites can cause a variety of health conditions, so it’s important to remove a tick as soon as possible after it’s discovered. Deer ticks can be so small that they are almost impossible to see. Many people with Lyme disease never even saw a tick; therefore, making them more likely to develop symptoms because the tick remained on their body longer.

Tick Bites

Careworks provides tick removal as well as blood work for diagnosis of Lyme disease, an inflammatory disease spread through a tick bite.

Symptoms of Lyme disease

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Lethargy
  • Stiff neck
  • Joint inflammation
  • Bulls-eye rash

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Erythema migrans skin rash

Treatment of Lyme disease

Antibiotics are commonly used for oral treatment.  Patients with certain neurological or cardiac forms of illness may require intravenous treatment.  Patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of the infection usually recover rapidly and completely.

Prevention

Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, landscaping, and integrated pest management.

 

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Lyme Disease Information

 

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