The weather is absolutely beautiful at this time of year, and everyone wants to be outside. Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only creatures who thrive in this type of warm summer environment. Mosquitoes, wasps, and other insects are also out and about. We can’t forget about the dreaded ticks either!
Many of us have experienced a tick bite at least once in our lives. However, in recent years, it seems that the whole Lyme disease scare is more prevalent than ever. The question is: Should we really be worried?
While being cautious isn’t exactly a bad thing, it’s easy to take this concern too far. Here are some important points that may help to relieve your anxiety.
As you can see, Lyme disease is actually not quite as common as your family, friends, neighbors, and other news sources might lead you to believe. As with any situation, it’s important to get all of the facts before making any steep assumptions. If, however, you have clear symptoms associated with Lyme disease or another tick-borne illness, schedule a consultation with your physician.