The 411 on Avoiding Ticks and Lyme Disease
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For many, it’s hard to resist beautiful summer weather. But there are some not-so-welcome pests that make it difficult to enjoy outdoors. This includes ticks—some of which can carry Lyme disease. With the season in full swing, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and what to do if you get bit.
Worried you were bit by a tick? You may see a rash that looks like a “bull’s eye,” red and in a circular pattern. Other symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain and swollen lymph nodes. If you experience signs of Lyme disease, see your doctor as soon as possible. If detected early, it can be easily treated with antibiotics.
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