It’s tick season in Virginia, keep a lookout. We’ve been removing a growing number of ticks from patients in recent weeks.
Take measures to protect your family–wear long sleeves, and pants rather than shorts. Do a tick check after every outdoor exposure. Lyme disease isn’t transmitted immediately by a tick. If you remove it quickly, your risk of Lyme disease is close to zero %.
If you find a tick, stop in to McLean Immediate Care for removal. We have the proper instruments to reduce the chance of remaining tick parts in the skin.