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