Lyme Disease is a rapidly growing infection that is becoming more prevalent every year and can affect anyone, regardless of their age, location, or medical history.
While there is no vaccine to protect against Lyme disease, there are steps that everyone can take to protect themselves. Some precautions are difficult to enforce, like wearing long sleeves in tick-infested areas.
How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Lyme Disease?
There are a few ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from Lyme disease. First, wear long sleeves and pants when in areas known to have ticks.
If you are in a place where you know ticks are common, like a wooded area near a trail, wear long pants and long sleeves as well.
Make Cleaning a Habit
When in infested areas and even in areas where ticks aren’t common, take care to clean up after your pets and remove any visible piles of leaves, brush, or other materials that could be hiding ticks on your property. When you are outdoors, be on the lookout for signs of exposure, like red blotches on your body that are painful, a fever, fatigue, muscle aches, or signs of a rash, like puffy or swollen areas.