Avoiding Tick Bites and Possible Contraction of Lyme Disease
Ontario Health has issued a warning about contracting Lyme Disease in certain areas of Ontario. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully by taking antibiotics. However, if not recognized and treated, the disease can last for years and cause recurring arthritis, neurological problems and even death in some rare cases. It pays to be informed. For detailed information visit the website.
Lyme disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of infectedticksof theIxodesgenus. ( Deer Ticks)Usually, the tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours before the bacteria can spread. These ticks are prevalent is certain areas in Ontario. Ticks live near the ground in woodlands, tall grasses, bushes and marsh land and thrive in wet conditions. Hikers, campers and individuals who enjoy the great outdoors are often those affected. Ticks are most active in the summer months but can be found at any time of the year if temperatures are above freezing. Simple preventative measures can lower your risk!
1) Cover up. Wear closed in shoes, long sleeved shirts and long pants. Wearing sox and pulling them up over the bottom of your pant legs can be helpful.
2) Use insect repellent containing DEET on clothing as well as on exposed skin. ( P.S. Amway D15 Insect Repellent is awesome for all insect bites and contains DEET as recommended)
3) Wear light colored clothing to make body checks easier. Young black-legged ticks (deer ticks) can be as small as a poppy seed. Check small children and pets as well. Pay special attention to areas such as scalp, ankles, armpits, groin, naval and behind the ears and knees.
4) After being outdoors in high risk areas put your clothing in the dryer on high for at least 60 minutes which will kill any possible ticks. Be sure to shower as soon as possible.
5) Protect your pets. Speak to a veterinarian.
If you or a family member experience any common symptoms such as fever, headache, rash etc. contact your health professional. Individuals with Lyme Disease often see symptoms within 1-2 weeks. However symptoms can appear as early as 3-30 days after being bitten by man infected tick. The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness.
Have a safe and happy summer!
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