If a tick bites you, signs of illness can take up to several weeks to appear. Several tick-borne diseases have similar signs and symptoms, resulting in mild symptoms that are treatable at home -- to severe infections requiring hospitalization. Visit one of our urgent care centers immediately if you have been bitten by a tick and experience any of these common symptoms:
Fever/chills: with all tick-borne diseases, patients can experience fever at varying degrees and time of onset.
Aches and pains: Tick-borne diseases symptoms include headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. With Lyme Disease you may also experience joint pain. The severity and time of onset of symptoms can depend on the disease and the patient's personal tolerance level.
Rash: Click on these names of tick-borne diseases to learn signs and symptoms and what the rash may look like:
- Lyme disease(https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/index.html)
- Southern Tick-associated Rash Illness
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
If you find a tick on yourself or an animal, follow these easy steps for easy removal: https://www.urgentteam.com/news/how-remove-tick