WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

There’s a lot to learn about Lyme disease, and we’ve scoured various resources on the internet to find what we feel is the important stuff that you need to know, including; how to recognise it, and how best to protect yourself against it.

Bullseye

Not everyone gets the telltale bullseye rash when bitten by a tick.

Seasons

You could be bitten by an infected tick during any season of the year.

Tick

There is no minimum time that a tick needs to be attached to transmit Lyme.

Country

Infected ticks have been found in every county within the UK.

Diagnosed

Lyme disease can be very difficult to treat if not diagnosed early.

Deer

Deer & livestock carry ticks, but you don’t need to be near them to get bitten.

Blood-test

Blood tests cannot rule out Lyme disease, sometimes a clinical diagnosis is needed

Treatment

Treatment should be started early for the best chances of success.

Clone

Lyme can mimic other diseases like MS, CFS, Fibromyalgia & Alzheimer’s.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Spray

Wear insect repellent during outdoor activities.

Footprints

Avoid walking through long grass and stick to pathways.

Tick

Wear light coloured clothing and brush off any visible ticks.

Boots

If you have to walk in long grass, tuck your trousers into your socks or boots.

Shower

Remember to take a hot shower and check for ticks when you get home.