5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Ticks In The Summer

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As the summer season rolls around, incidences of Lyme disease increase dramatically. Summer is prime tick season, where a person’s chances of getting bitten are at their highest. Ticks are the only known spreaders of Lyme disease, a controversial disorder that finds itself in somewhat of a grey area when it comes to medical legitimacy. The acute form of the disorder is well recognised, but the chronic form, where symptoms are disparate and variable, is not yet officially recognised as
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Tired and Don’t Know Why? Have You Recently Spent Time Outdoors?

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There are many factors to consider if you think you might have contracted Lyme disease. If you have spent some time outdoors and now have a rash, or you’re feeling tired and don’t know why, it’s possible you have been bitten by a tick and infected with Lyme. Here’s how to tell if you might have Lyme disease. The first thing to evaluate is whether you’ve been in any high-risk environments recently. The woods (especially off the beaten path), as
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Is Your Dog Safe From Lyme Disease?

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As scary as Lyme disease can be for humans, it can also be devastating for animals as well. If you want to make sure your dog is safe from Lyme, check out these tips!   Keep your home protected from ticks The best thing you can do to protect your dog (and yourself) from ticks is to make your home and garden as unfriendly to ticks as possible. First, make sure your grass is always cut short (no higher than
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7 Ways to Protect Your Home Against Ticks

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Although ticks might look like harmless insects, they can actually cause a whole host of problems if you’re bitten by one. Ticks carry bacteria that can lead to serious infections and illnesses such as Lyme disease. There are some easy ways you can keep yourself safe from tick bites when you’re out in nature, but what should you be doing at home to protect yourself from ticks? Here are some ideas to keep you and your family safe from ticks.
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8 Animals That Carry Ticks

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Want to know how to steer clear of Lyme-carrying ticks? Your best bet is to stay pretty far away from wildlife. There are many animals that carry ticks, and those ticks can then hop off the animal to feed off you. Here’s a look at which animals carry ticks and how you can protect yourself from tick bites. The main animal that generally carries ticks is deer. In fact, the black-legged tick is actually more commonly known as the deer
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I Got Bitten by a Tick: Do I Have Lyme Disease?

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If you’ve been bitten by a tick, you might be worried that you have contracted Lyme disease. It can be a stressful process to determine if you have Lyme disease and to begin treatment. Here’s everything you need to know about the condition and what steps you should take to get back to good health. Lyme disease (also known as Lyme borreliosis) is a bacterial disease that’s transmitted from infected ticks to humans. It is a common disease in Europe
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Why Ticks Are Still Dangerous in Autumn and Winter

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With more than 3,000 cases of Lyme disease occurring in the UK every year, it’s imperative that people learn to protect themselves from ticks (which are carriers for the infections that cause this often chronic condition). It’s important to note that although some insects are less active during colder months, ticks can be just as dangerous in autumn and winter. Read on for information about why you should still be focused on preventing tick bites during colder months and how
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5 Symptoms to Watch Out For After a Tick Bite

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As spring turns to summer, tick bites are on the rise all over the world. There are a variety of illness associated with tick bites, ranging from the mild to the severe, which must be taken into account when confronted with a tick bite. Although they’re small, these tiny insects have the capacity to do a lot of damage to the human body, especially if the malady is left untreated or goes unnoticed in the initial stages.   The main
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Why is it so Challenging to Diagnose Lyme Disease?

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In the pantheon of human afflictions, Lyme disease is significantly underestimated. This insidious condition affects hundreds of thousands of people all across the globe every year, yet its detection, diagnosis and treatment are routinely a challenge for both doctors and patients alike. Lyme is actually considered to be one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in both America and Europe, but it’s largely misunderstood and underdiagnosed on both continents, especially the latter. Why is this exactly? The answer lies in
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