It’s tick season! Here are the signs to look for to identify a bite and avoid Lyme Disease

As we’re nearing the end of Spring and moving into Summer, it may be wise to read up on the dangers that lurk in the great outdoors as we start spending more and more time outside. Depending on where you live, one of these dangers is ticks.

The small but damaging bugs may not have a very painful bite, but if one goes untreated, it can lead to the dreaded Lyme disease that can affect a person for many, many years.

So, before you start playing in the tall grass, here are some signs to look for to make sure you haven’t suffered a tick bite.

Tick bite signs and symptoms:

  • Fever/chills of varying degrees
  • Aches and pains including headaches, fatigue, and muscle aches
  • A rash, including the “Target” lesion representative of tick bites

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These symptoms may arise a few weeks after a bite. It would be best to seek a professional opinion.

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Ticks are mostly found in woodlands, grassy areas, and along hiking trails. If you walk through one of these, don’t forget to check for tick bites: key indicators include a red and slightly inflamed portion of the skin with a black protruding element.

Do you or someone you know live in a wooden area and should be on the lookout for tick bites? If so, please share! Lyme disease can be life-changing in the worst way.