Spring is almost over and summer is just around the corner. And with summer comes a lot of fun and sun for your family, but also a few hidden dangers lurking in the great outdoors as we spend more time outside. Depending on where you live, one of these dangers could be a tick bite.
These small but dangerous bugs may not have much of a bite, but if one goes untreated it can lead to Lyme disease which can go on to affect a person’s health for years to come.
So before you throw on some shorts and take a stroll through some tall grass here are some signs to look for to see if you’ve been bitten.
Signs and symptoms of tick bites:
- 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 can surface a few weeks after a bite, it’s always best to consult your doctor before beginning any type of treatment.
We have been asked to make people aware of a higher than usual tick population in woodland surrounding Arundel and the…
Ticks are mainly found in grassy areas, woodland, and along many hiking trails. If you walk or jog through one of these areas, don’t forget to check for tick bites. One key indicator is a red and slightly inflamed portion of the skin that resembles a bullseye with a black protruding center.