Be Careful Out There

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  1. Rooftree

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    I was in the Pines yesterday where I did some minimal bushwhacking without the use of Permethrin protection. Being March, I never gave any thought about using it. Well, I found a tick on me when I got home. It didn't take me too long in getting one of those babies. I'm going to the store tomorrow to buy a new supply.

    Be careful, their already out.

    Ron
     
  2. Boyd

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    I just gave a pair of shoes, socks and pants a good permethrin soaking this afternoon. :)
     
  3. old jersey girl

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    I almost posted yesterday asking has anyone seen ticks lately? None yet here in area just west of Bridgeton: its like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
    It's spring, it's spring, the forsythia blooming and the #%*% invasive ivy, brambles and weeds are growing.
    My neighbor has started taking his Harley instead of his truck to work so I hear that sweet, deep engine in the a.m.
    Time to get the Sawyers spray out.
     
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    I went out yesterday in regular clothes and then did the permethrin treatment when I got back. Right after I made the post above, I found a tick crawling up my belly, looking for his dinner. :mad:
     
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    Everyone is somthing else's lunch. Was it a nymph and could tell which species?
     
  7. Boyd

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    Pretty big for a nymph. It was a tick. That's about as much ID as I'm capable of. ;)
     
  8. HeathenClerk

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    Got the bull's-eye rash three weeks ago. Go to Double Trouble SP about three times a week, check like a madperson. Entering week three on doxy. Stating this not for sympathy but to agree: yeah, ticks, man. Phew.

    Erik
     
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    Watch for thrush. My daughter got that after being on antibiotics that long and the thrush was worse than anything.
     
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    Yikes. Thanks.
     
  11. old jersey girl

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    Please note that the bulls eye rash occurs in less than half the cases of Lyme disease. Any time you have a reddened, itchy area around a tick bite suspect a tick-borne illness. The most recent case of possible disease I had was caused by a tiny nymph stage tick so small I could not identify it. Didn't know it was there until the itching started.
     
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    I have a red, itchy spot around every tick bite, even if it has only been on me for a few minutes. I also had the "bullseye" once, and have read that it is not a sure sign of Lyme disease. Whatever, I'm almost 70, have never consulted a physician about tick bites and I'm still alive. But if you are concerned, of course it's best to seek medical attention.
     
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