You already know that Lyme disease is a factor that concerns us every summer. Left untreated, this infection that originates from a tick bite can cause ravages on our joints, the nervous system and the heart.
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Another awful part of this disease is that we can’t recognize the infection if it hits us. A recent press release from a Lyme disease research center in Connecticut warns that flu-like symptoms in the summer (fever, chills, pains and exhaustion) may be signs of Lyme disease.
Here are some essential things you need to know about Lyme disease:
* Lyme disease is even more spread than you initially thought.
* Ticks are the most hungry insects (and have the smallest size) from June to early August.
* There are a few steps you can take to protect yourself. When spending time outside, avoid leaning on the trees and always inspect your skin after you’ve been on the grass. If you are going to go to the country side, wear long pants and long sleeves. Always use an insect repellent. Once you get home, take a shower as fast as you can, check your skin’s surface slowly and remove CORRECTLY any tick you find.
* There is not yet a Lyme disease test that is 100% accurate.
So, if you have any flu symptoms you have to take into consideration that a tick can be on your body. So, first of all, check you body very carefully before taking any medicine for flu.
Also, if you feel bad and you found a tick on your body, you have to go to doctor, even you removed the tick. Tick bites are very dangerous. Let’s prevent Lyme disease!