It is tick season and many of us may have heard of someone who has encountered a tick and are understandably worried.
If you think you have found a tick then you should go to doctor. There is advice available for removing ticks yourself, but a hospital will be able to ensure that the whole tick is removed correctly.
- Although you can go to a GP or pediatrician initially, you will probably need a surgeon to actually remove the tick.
- Medlife Children’s Hospital, on Zagazului Street, has an on duty surgeon until 10pm who can see the child.
- Grigore Alexandrescu has an emergency room for other hours.
There is increased risk of Lyme’s Disease if the tick has been there for more than 36-hours. The Center for Lyme’s Disease in Bucharest has testing facilities http://www.borreliacentrum.