Tick or Treat

Just because summer is past and cooling temperatures are upon us does not mean we are safe from the deer tick and Lyme disease quite yet.

Summertime is indeed peak time, but experts warn that thanks to central heating, ticks often migrate indoors.

Signs of tick bite often include a red, round bull’s-eye shaped rash, rarely itchy or painful, that expands to become larger over several days, and is usually bigger than 5 cm.

If you spot this rash, your doctor can prescribe antibiotics to treat you right away, and the chances are high that the Lyme disease will be completely cured.

The bull’s-eye lesion can be anywhere on the body, so make sure to look all over.

Other early signs of Lyme disease include fever, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pains, and swollen lymph nodes.