Top 5 Symptoms
Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, ticks will find a way to your skin. Seek treatment if you have any of these common indicators.
1. Bull’s-Eye Rash: A common sign of Lyme disease, but this symptom does not present in 30 percent of Lyme victims.
2. Spotted Rash on Hands and Arms: Only associated with cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but up to 30 percent of victims don’t have a visible rash.
3. Flu-Like Condition: Fever; lingering, severe headaches; chills; various aches and pains.
4. Joint and Muscle Pain: A common symptom for a variety of tick-related illnesses.
5. Extreme Fatigue: Another common symptom that is sometimes the sole sign of infection.
Top 8 Prevention Tips
The CDC offers some basic advice for avoiding ticks: “Walk in the center of trails” and “Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass.” Apparently, no one at the CDC has experienced the thrill of a strutting gobbler in the spring woods….