It’s almost summer, and that means most people will soon be spending a lot more time outdoors. No matter whether you’ll be camping or just playing in the backyard, you should know what to do if you get a tick bite, since Lyme is a nasty disease. Real Simple magazine just published a great article with tips on what to do if you get a tick bite. From the story:
1. First, Don’t Panic
…it could take anywhere from 12 to 72 hours to infect you…
2. Grab Your Tweezers
…Aim tweezers as close to the skin as possible and pull the tick straight out. Then leave the site alone…
3. Stash the Bugger
Remember: The tick has to be a carrier of disease and be attached for a while to make you sick. But holding on to it will make it easier to test if needed. Use a jar or ziplock bag.
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