Friday 28 May 2010

Be careful out there

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that i had found a tick buried in me and had removed it, Well 3 weeks after finding the tick and the mark is still there-slightly raised and in the last couple of days i have felt very tired and lethargic, I have the sweats and generally feel crap, So yesterday i visited the doctors for a check over to see if the symptoms were anything to do with the tick, Lymes disease is well known from tick bites and it seems that although Lymes disease is registered in NC its Rocky Mountain spotty fever thats the most common, Both can be a real problem if left unchecked and a course of anti biotics will sort the problem out, You would normally have a blood test first to see if anything shows up in your blood but as my doctor said it could take between 2 and 4 weeks to get the results back so its best just to go straight to the course of tablets which is what i am now on, It just goes to show that you need to be careful out there, Ticks are now widespread around the world, If you find one buried on you either use a proper tick remover-we have one for our dog available at vets for just a dollar or 2-or get it removed by a doctor, Ticks need to be removed carefully or they will leave their heads which can get infected, If you have any doubts i would strongly suggest seeking medical advise, These diseases are not to be taken lightly as left unchecked can cause serious health problems


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