With tick season upon us along with the dangers that come with them, it’s important to know how to efficiently check yourself for ticks.
2017 is on track for the worst tick season ever. Not just ticks, but ticks that are carrying lyme disease. There’s no doubt that you will meet or know several people who will be affected by lyme disease. It’s a serious illness that you can never get rid of, so it’s important to know how to prevent lyme disease.
The video below shows us how to perform a quick tick scan in under 60 seconds. This scan should be performed daily depending, on where you live and what you do. For those who live and work outside, it’s important to check for than those who reside within the urban areas, however it still doesn’t hurt to check.
Watch the video below and see just how simple and easy scanning yourself for ticks can be.
If you’re outdoors often, you will want to make sure you are taking the necessary steps to preventing ticks from coming indoors with you. Prior to coming indoors, be sure to check your clothing for ticks. The CDC recommends that after you come indoors, you can take precaution by putting your clothes in the dryer at high heat for 10 minutes to kill any ticks.
Next, you will want to take a shower in the hottest water your body can stand without harming or hurting yourself. While in the shower be sure to check for any ticks but be gentle not to scrubs so fast or hard that if one is embedded in you, that you break the tick in half. If a tick has bit you, there are means to removing the tick properly.
Lastly, as you dry off and before you go to bed, use this method to check for ticks. It’s a simple, quick and effective method, but could save you from getting lyme disease.