W ith the onset of summer and your kids' ultimate need to play outdoors, make sure that they stay safe. Something to be checked for every once in a while is a tick. Ticks are the ones to pass on the Lyme disease which is very harmful. Know the ways to deal with ticks and their preventions, which are certainly better than their cure!
It is passed on via Ticks. If they are allowed to penetrate the skin, they might carry with them what is called as Borrelia burgdorferi.
It is the Erythema Migrans (EM) rash and resembles a bull's eye. About 70% of people who catch this disease suffer from this symptom.
Severe joint pain, irregular heartbeats, dizziness, being short of breath are some other symptoms.
As it can be cured with the use of antibiotics, it would benefit a lot if detected at the earliest.
If you spot a tick on your child, get rid of it quickly.
Call on your doctor whenever you spot any of the symptoms on yourself or your child. Be safe this summer!