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Lyme Disease Information on Lyme Disease
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    June 6th, 2014Adminsymptoms of lyme disease

    My brother was just diagnosed with lyme disease and I was curious if there was a way to prevent it… I know you can use tick spray and after being out in the woods checking for ticks but i was wondering if there was any other way?

    There is no other way to prevent Lyme disease other than to prevent tick bites. Once you’ve been bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease, it gets into your bloodstream and can infect you. Most people who are bitten by a Lyme-carrying tick will develop the illness, whether shortly thereafter or in several months (or even years’) time, though some don’t. The ones who don’t are just naturally resistant to the disease, even if they carry it around in their bloodstream.The best ways to prevent tick bites are to avoid tick infested areas like dense forests, keep your arms and legs covered if possible, and wear bug repellent. For women, keeping your hair pulled back can also be helpful because it’s harder for a tick to crawl into your hair if it’s pulled back tightly into a ponytail, bun, or braids. Not all ticks carry Lyme disease, but particularly in the South it is fairly prevalent so the best thing you can do is just try not to get bit at all.

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