By Sarah Axtell, ND • June 25, 2015
Keep your family safe this summer with these quick tips on tick safety:
-Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants when going into tick country. Light colors are best so ticks can be easily seen.
-Tuck pants into socks and spray the clothes with a known tick repellent.
-After being in an area known to harbor ticks, check skin and all hair areas thoroughly. Remove ticks promptly with tweezers. DO NOT squeeze, smash, pinch, twist, burn or smother/try to drown the tick.
-Check pets carefully, they are a source of entry for ticks into the house. Deer hunters need to spend extra time checking their gear before bringing it into autos and homes.
Check out these links for more resources and support on Lyme
· International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
· Lyme Disease Association
· LymeDisease.org (formerly CALDA)
If you think you may be infected with a tick-borne illness, contact your doctor immediately.
Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.