Lyme disease is one of the most common diseases transmitted through tick bites. If you spend a lot of time outside, especially in places with tall grass, it is important to thoroughly check for ticks on your clothing, skin, and any other belongings you had on you. For information on preventing tick bites, check out the CDC website.
There are several laboratory tests that can help to identify and confirm a Lyme disease diagnosis. The tests look for antibodies that fight the bacteria that spread Lyme disease. Because Lyme disease is caused by bacteria, it is treated with antibiotics.
At our Cliffside Park location, conveniently located in the heart of the community on Anderson Avenue, we offer lyme disease testing & treatment for both adults and children.
Benefits of Lyme Disease Testing & Treatment with AM/PM in Cliffside Park, NJ
- Open 7 days a week from 9am to 11pm, including holidays and weekends
- No appointments are necessary
- Avoid lengthy ER wait times
- We accept most insurances including Horizon NJ Health, Aetna Better Health and Amerigroup
- Discounted rates for self pay patients
- We can send EHR records of your visit to your primary care physician or specialist for follow up
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
There are a few key symptoms you may experience if you have contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, visit a medical professional as soon as possible.
- Rash – One of the most obvious signs of Lyme disease is a red rash that expands with a bulls-eye at the center. It primarily appears where the bite occurred but can appear at more than one place on the body. Unlike most rashes, it will not be itchy or painful. Not all Lyme disease cases will necessarily result in this rash
- Flu-like symptoms – Fever, chills, aches, fatigue, headache, etc.
If untreated, more symptoms may arise over weeks or months such as:
- Expanding rash – The rash may expand to other parts of the body.
- Joint pain – Pain and swelling might occur.
- Neurological issues – This is one of the main reasons you should start treating Lyme disease as soon as possible. If untreated the infection can lead to meningitis, Bell’s palsy, and numbness in the limbs.
If you suspect you may have contracted Lyme disease, don’t wait for it to get worse. Visit AM/PM Urgent Care in Cliffside Park, NJ today.